Richard Clarke Speaks Out

American VoicesPoliticsterror ISSUE 40•13 Mar 31, 2004

Former counterterrorism official Richard Clarke emerged as a controversial, outspoken figure at the Sept. 11 investigation hearings. What do you think?

  • “Clarke is just another crazy conspiracy theorist claiming that the federal government is slow, inefficient, and unfocused.”

    Tammy Kroft –
    Business Owner

  • “I don't think Clarke is lying. He's got a book to back up his claims. What does the White House have? Nothing.”

    Katie Sanderson –
    Legal Secretary

  • “In this time of crisis, we should stand by the president no matter what. Yes, I know I've been saying that same thing for three straight years now. So?”

    Karl Kruger –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Clarke is just mad because he was passed over for a promotion. And because his bosses' indifference to the American public was indirectly responsible for 3,000 deaths.”

    Vincent Wenz –
    Bartender

  • “Dick Clarke, despite the controversy, still looks amazingly good after all these years.”

    David Everly –
    Cook

  • “Richard Clarke was fixated on, even obsessed with, terrorists and terrorism. Do we really want people like that in our government?”

    Thomas Smith –
    Architect