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 Post subject: "Explosives" Planned by 9/11 Mastermind
PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:27 am 
Beginning with a prepared statement at a news conference today, 9/15/06, President Bush referenced "the explosives" at the WTC as "valuable information" gathered by agents of his administration.

President Bush wrote:
For example, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed described the design of plane attacks on buildings inside the U.S. and how operatives were directed to carry them out. That is valuable information for those of us who have the responsibility to protect the American people.

He told us the operatives had been instructed to ensure that the explosives went off at a point that was high enough to prevent people trapped above from escaping. . . .

[S]ometimes you actually have to question the people who know the strategy and plans of the enemy.

And in this case, we questioned people like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who we believe ordered the attacks on 9/11 . . .


[emphasis added]

TRANSCRIPT

VIDEO (begins at 3:59)

According to the 9/11 Commission, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was "the principal architect" behind the 9/11 attacks.


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 Post subject: AP Coverage of the Same News Conference
PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:48 am 
AP coverage of the same news conference

Bush Fights GOP Revolt Over Terror Bill
By TERENCE HUNT, AP White House Correspondent

WASHINGTON - President Bush fought back Friday against a Republican revolt in the Senate over tough anti-terror legislation and rejected warnings that the United States had lost the high moral ground to adversaries. "It's flawed logic," he snapped.

Bush urged lawmakers to quickly approve legislation authorizing military tribunals and harsh interrogations of terror suspects in order to shield U.S. personnel from being prosecuted for war crimes under the Geneva Conventions, which set international standards for the treatment of prisoners of war.

Tough interrogations have been instrumental in preventing attacks against the United States, Bush said. "Time's running out" for the legislation, he warned, with Congress set to adjourn in a few weeks.

The president called a Rose Garden news conference to confront a Republican rebellion led by Sens. John Warner of Virginia, John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Susan Collins of Maine.

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http://www.comcast.net/news/index.jsp?c ... 77667.html


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Thank you GR for the transcript.

This is the part that got Olberman:

Quote:
It's unacceptable to think that there's any kind of comparison between the behavior of the United States of America and the action of Islamic extremists who kill innocent women and children to achieve an objective.


He kept repeating, It's unacceptalbe to think...

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