-------- Original Message --------
||Re: Confidentiality agreement
||Thu, 25 Jan 2007 15:00:15 -0800
Thank you for your note and our visit yesterday. Let me review
with you my perspective. When ASI elected to withdraw from
the assignment re 3ABN we did so with no public explanation.
We received 2-3 immediate responses from "your side", comments
and questions from the "other side" and several inquires from
ASI members, and a few from Church leaders. At least some of
the comments from your side were circulated raising speculation
as to the reasons for our withdrawal. NO ONE raised the confidentiality
provision in our proposal. It was almost three weeks from our
first announcement until our second message "your team" had
rather freely circulated their thoughts. We said nothing about
a breach and no one raised the confidentiality "requirement"
or the need for a unified statement. It was obvious to us that
our suggestions in the the three major documents we produced
were not acceptable to your side. I don't think you can pick
and choose what portions of our proposals that you didn't agree
with and to now say:" ASI violated its' own agreement." We
had no agreement, that was the problem.
We stated as accurately as we could the reasons for our decision
to withdraw from discussions. We believe, and I think you agree,
that a unified statement was not a possibility. I believe you(
and anybody else that was involved) are free to give your perspective
on what lead to the collapse, and perhaps why you could not agree
with our proposals.
Thank you for considering this perspective.