Condoleezza Rice Testifies Before Sept. 11 Commission

How seriously did the Bush Administration take the threat of terror before Sept. 11, and what did they do about it? This morning, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice appeared under oath to face public questioning from the Sept. 11 Commission. Join NPR's Neal Conan and his guests for reaction, analysis and a summary of her testimony.

Guests:

Mary Louise Kelly
*NPR's intelligence correspondent

David Welna
*NPR's congressional correspondent

Harry "Skip" Brandon
*Former deputy assistant director in charge of counterterrorism and national security at the FBI
*Retired in 1993 after 23 years with the FBI
*Founding partner of Smith Brandon International, a defense and security consulting firm in Washington, D.C.

Peter Bergen
*Author of Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden
*Fellow at the New America Foundation, a public policy institute, Washington, D.C.

Robert Dallek
*Presidential historian
*Has written biographies of Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson and John F. Kennedy
*Working on a new book about Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, a dual biography

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