White House Agrees to Let Rice Testify Publicly

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At long last, Condoleezza Rice will meet publicly with the 9/11 Commission, and one member knows what questions he wants to ask.

Former Democratic Congressman Tim Roemer says the national security adviser has to be asked if the Bush administration made fighting terror "an urgent priority." And he says the commission needs to know how quickly the administration made the decision to go after terrorists.

Roemer says Rice will have to address charges made by former White House counter-terror aide Richard Clarke that the administration was slow to embrace a fight against terrorism.

Roemer says the questions for Rice will be "significant and extremely important." The White House has reversed course and will now allow Rice to testify publicly, under oath.