NO TAPES? NO TRANSCRIPTS? NO RECORDS? What the hell is this??? And why testify both at the same time in the same room? Investigation basics calls for separate interviews!!!!!! They can say what ever they want, why even have the testimony. THIS IS BULLSHIT, third world totalitarian regime. Man it doesn't matter what your affiliations are, this is plain wrong. It goes against America, against the values of an open society, freedom, democracy. and behind closed doors What crap!!!! Tuesday 27 April 2004 Washington (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday it would not allow any recordings or transcripts of private testimony this week by President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney to the panel investigating the Sept. 11 attacks. At the administration's request, the session will not be recorded and an official transcript will not be made http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4960446 also, http://www.truthout.org/docs_04/042904A.shtml The President's Testimony Published: April 29, 2004 http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/29/opinion/29THU1.html It would have been a pleasure to be able to congratulate President Bush on his openness in agreeing to sit down today with the independent commission on the 9/11 attacks and answer questions. Unfortunately, Mr. Bush conditioned his cooperation on stipulations that range from the questionable to the ridiculous. The strangest of the president's conditions is that he will testify only in concert with Vice President Dick Cheney. The White House has given no sensible reason for why Mr. Bush is unwilling to appear alone. (When asked at his recent press conference, the president gave one of his patented nonresponses: "Because it's a good chance for both of us to answer questions that the 9/11 commission is looking forward to asking us, and I'm looking forward to answering them.") Given the White House's concern for portraying Mr. Bush as a strong leader, it's remarkable that this critical appearance is being structured in a way that is certain to provide fodder for late-night comedians, who enjoy depicting him as the docile puppet of his vice president.