RICE TO TESTIFY….Well, that was quick. Condi Rice is going to testify in public under oath after all:

In a letter to the commission, White House counsel Alberto Gonzales said the commission must agree in writing that Rice’s appearance would not set a precedent for testimony by White House staff — and that the commission “will not request additional public testimony from any White House official, including Dr. Rice.”

Jeez, why didn’t they do this a week ago? My guess is that Rice will do just fine in front of the cameras, it puts the controversy to rest, and the White House gets an agreement that the commission won’t demand further testimony.

Sometimes these guys just seem like masochists.

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