Verbatim: Apr. 19, 2004

"He made clear to me that he did not want to respond to al-Qaeda one attack at a time. He told me he was 'tired of swatting flies.'" CONDOLEEZZA RICE, National Security Adviser, explaining what she said was President Bush's strategy on al-Qaeda, during her testimony before the commission investigating the attacks of 9/11

"Dr. Rice, we only swatted a fly once, on the 20th of August 1998. We didn't swat any flies afterwards. How the hell could he be tired?" BOB KERREY, Democratic 9/11 commission member, referring to the 1998 retaliatory missile strike ordered by President Clinton against al-Qaeda terrorist...

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