I anticipated weeks ago that Condi would not appear before Waxman's committee, and I see she hasn't disappointed me. She responded to Waxman's subpoena approval yesterday that she's still disinclined to appear before his committee:
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday all but said she will not testify to Congress about a discredited justification for the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq but agreed to answer questions in writing.
Rice said she had answered questions about the matter in three letters over the last month and cited a legal doctrine that can shield a president and his aides from having to answer questions from Congress.
"This is an issue that has been answered and answered and answered ... but if there are further questions that Congressman Waxman has then I am more than happy to answer them again in a letter because I think that that is the way to continue this dialogue," she told reporters in Oslo, where she is attending a NATO foreign ministers meeting.
Okay Condi. Here's the question you haven't answered. According to Richard Armitage, you were responsible for over-ruling the CIA in order to keep the 16 words in the SOTU. Yes or no--did you, or your Deputy Stephen Hadley, overrule the CIA to keep the 16 words in the SOTU?