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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:26 pm 
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By Dan Froomkin
Monday, February 4, 2008; 1:41 PM

Less than four months before the 2004 election, it looked like President Bush might face a perilous accountability moment.

An independent, bipartisan commission was set to report on the "circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks."

The White House had a lot to lose from an unfettered, authoritative examination of those issues. The last thing Bush needed during a hotly contested reelection campaign was a reminder of his inattention to the threat of terrorism before 9/11, or of his initial paralysis when he heard the news, or of his misbegotten attempts to pin the blame on Iraq.

Bush originally fought the establishment of such a commission. Even after he bowed to congressional pressure, he still only went along grudgingly. For instance, he famously refused to face the panel alone or in public, insisting instead on a private, unrecorded interview with Vice President Cheney at his side.

But when the report finally came out, it was clear Bush had dodged another bullet. The commission spread the blame for 9/11 far and wide and emphasized needed structural changes over accountability.

Now, it seems the White House may not have needed to be too apprehensive about the commission's report. It had an inside man. And he was one of the guys in charge.

Very informative.
Read the rest at..... http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...l?nav=hcmodule

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Slow leaks are escaping from the pressure cooker so far, but nothing explosive or truly revealing. Enough to get their knickers in a knot though.

Today on Democracy Now- Philip Shenon, investigative reporter with the New York Times. He was the paper’s lead reporter on the 9/11 Commission. He is author of The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation.

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New Book Alleges 9/11 Commissioner Philip Zelikow Minimized Scrutiny of Bush Admin Failure to Prevent al-Qaeda Attack
Like we didn't know Zelikow was a Bush plant, no pun intended. These criminals have been laughing at us taunting someone to do something about them for years. But with most wiseguys, they have the inside scoop and the outside protection to pull off this kind of heist- even if it is on the world scale- and they have the ducks all in a row.

As Amy was asking questions, I was thinking of the people who approached her and asked her to make a statement on 911 culpability and, the debate between her and the Pop Mech/Loose Change group, I could almost hear the lies she was covering being covered again by this "Investigative" reporter from the times. :roll: But at least they have to finally acknowledge that Zelikow was a plant to smooth out the rough spots and direct the "911 Omission" report to its final pre-conclusion. The NIST report we waited so long for as well is mentioned on a post by Tut, and when you read that, it is just as vague and generalizing.

It's all just a sham for our benefit. Our country wouldn't be involved in any way in anything like this! :roll:

Here's the article- http://www.democracynow.org/2008/2/5/ne ... mmissioner

Gonerail- your URL is not working now, but I guess it was about Zelikow as well?

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