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Clarke Ignites Debate Over Sept. 11

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Clarke Ignites Debate Over Sept. 11

Clarke Ignites Debate Over Sept. 11

Clarke Ignites Debate Over Sept. 11

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Former counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke's assertions that the Bush administration downplayed the threat presented by al Qaeda before Sept. 11, 2001, spark debate over national security. Critics of Clarke, who testified this week before the Sept. 11 panel in Washington, say he is merely promoting his book, Against All Enemies. Hear NPR's Liane Hansen and Dana Milbank of The Washington Post.

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