Description: DVD SOURCED: NEWSFEED: 3/23/04 COLIN POWELL & SEN. ARMITAGE TESTIFY BEFORE THE 9/11 COMMISSION, POWELL W/LONG OPENING STATEMENT;INT Colin Powell takes seat @ 9/11 commission hearings, swears under oath, makes opening statement that lasts over 10 minutes;INT man on staff listens to Powell, Powell mentions daily meetings with secretary. Rumsfeld & Condolezza Rice;INT Powell continues his opening statement recalling a letter from Bush to the Pakistani president, INT Powell urges that Osama Bin Laden & the Taliban are still a direct threat to the US, expresses Bush's concern over Taliban;INT Commissioner warns Powell that he is running out of time to give his statement, Powell continues speaking though; INT Powell is still talking, discussing the diplomacy in Pakistan & their cooperation with the US during the war;INT Commissioner begins to ask questions regarding policy before 9/11 once Bush took office;INT Commissioner asks Powell if more military meetings in the first Gulf War could have prevented 9/11, Powell doesn't think so; INT Sen. Armitage speaks for a bit, female Commissioner questions Powell more on US policy in response to attacks before 9/11; INT Powell takes questions on Northern Alliance, woman asks about Bush's policy before 9/11not giving priority to terrorism; INT woman questions Powell on what the focus of terrorism should be;
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