A forum for Princeton residents to express opinions about local and national issues
Question of the Week: "What are your views on the Condoleeza Rice Testimony?"
"My view is that she answered things with a lot of force and I think that she honestly answered the questions. However, the whole situation is Monday Morning Quarterbacking because what we don't really realize is the people doing the terrorist activities are extremely smart and dedicated. They have a religious fervor which is ... if you want to get something done and can cloak it in religion you can accomplish a lot whether for good or bad. So, my reaction is I don't think that anybody, unless they were lucky, could have avoided what happened on 9/11. I dislike Monday Morning Quarterbacking but it is politics and you have to have scapegoats and whoever is in the #1 spot is where the buck stops so essentially, Bush is responsible."
Martin Chooljian, Winfield Road
"I think she was honest and she probably went through a great deal of agony on 9/11 like everyone else and probably would have preferred not to have to re-live it detail by detail."
John Plimpton, Nassau Street
"I think she did pretty well except when she talked about the memo that went to the president. That could get Bush in some trouble later on. I think that he defended himself well but we will have to see."
Gary Leroy, Quarry Street
"That is kind of a broad question. I think that the whole process has been pretty much a farce. That is the bottom line."
Gretchen Livingston, Greenholm Street
"I think she was honest and I think that she answered the questions to the best of her ability. She was sincere. She was correct in saying that there was no 'silver bullet.' I would hate to think that this administration could have prevented such a tragedy and not do anything about it. I trust her that she was right. I think that the situation was unfortunate and I appreciated the way she went about answering the question."
Armand Collins, Princeton Theological Seminary Student