On March 4, Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf commented on the state radio ELBC that she did not plan to testify before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). "I have said that I will appear, but I don't want to make spectacles of the process. You know I am doing a book which will be out next year and most of the things people are talking about will be there," she said. The president's testimony was expected regarding her activities between 1979 and 2003, including her part in the war. On March 12, Tom Woewiyou, former defense spokesperson under Charles Taylor, affirmed on South Africa's SABC, that "Madam Sirleaf played a major part with the Taylor-led revolution". The president's statement undermines the TRC a little further. "We hope both Senator Prince Johnson [a former warlord who refuses to testify before the TRC] and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will reconsider their positions so that Liberians may have a chance to hear from others—warlords, financiers of the war and perpetrators of crimes during the years of national madness," declared political commentator Abdoulaye W. Dukulé. According to him, the president has either missed the point or simply decided to strip the Commission of its last layer of credibility.