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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Alternet article...speaks for itself... 

I have nothing to add...ABC's 9/11 "docudrama" a creepy shill for Bush and his crime family...

http://www.alternet.org/story/41288/

An excerpt:

One astonishing sequence in "The Path to 9/11" shows the CIA and the Northern Alliance surrounding Bin Laden's house in Afghanistan. They're on the verge of capturing Bin Laden, but they need final approval from the Clinton administration in order to go ahead. They phone Clinton, but he and his senior staff refuse to give authorization for the capture of Bin Laden, for fear of political fall-out if the mission should go wrong and civilians are harmed. National Security Adviser Sandy Berger in essence tells the team in Afghanistan that if they want to capture Bin Laden, they'll have to go ahead and do it on their own without any official authorization. The episode is a perfect example of Clinton-era irresponsibility and incompetence.

The only problem with this "perfect example," which Murty praises because it "honestly depicts how the Clinton administration repeatedly bungled the capture of Osama Bin Laden," is that it didn't happen. In reality, it was CIA director George Tenet, not Berger, who called off the operation, which never got anywhere near "surrounding Bin Laden's house in Afghanistan." According to the 9/11 commision report on which the movie is supposedly based, Tenet told us that, given the recommendation of his chief operations officers, he alone had decided to "turn off" the operation. He had simply informed Berger, who had not pushed back. Berger's recollection was similar. He said the plan was never presented to the White House for a decision.

Ick. But remember, it's the stupidity and cupidity-for-money of your fellow "'Merkins" that makes this Midland Mafia possible. This kind of "docudrama" litany of lies is the only Resmuglican response possible anymore (let's blame Clinton), when faced with their abject failure to do anything--notice they haven't even addressed Roe vs. Wade? Serves all you single-issue anti-abortion voters right. Not only are the Resmuglicans allowing US babies to die, but they're killing Iraqi babies, too.

The Resmuglicans hold all the power, and the economy is in tatters, the housing bubble rubbing against a thorn, gas above $70 a barrel, the deficit in territory never previously explored by an earth economy, and oh, the "war" going great (ok, it is going great for Titan, Bechtel, Lockheed, General Dynamics, Halliburton, CACI, Mobil, Exxon, and others...). Better find a way to blame Clinton. If you can't stand on your own merits, look for a scapeBill.

-Vulf

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