Friday, August 04, 2006

9/11 Commission Admits: All Politics

The co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission now admit that the Commission largely acted based upon political considerations. As revealed in the new book "Without Precedent" (as summarized by the Associated Press):
Republican Thomas Kean and Democrat Lee Hamilton also say in "Without Precedent" that their panel was too soft in questioning former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani — and that the 20-month investigation may have suffered for it.


The book states that commission staff, "exceedingly frustrated" by what they thought could be deception, proposed a full review into why the FAA and the Pentagon's NORAD had presented inaccurate information. That ultimately could have led to sanctions.

Due to a lack of time, the panel ultimately referred the matter to the inspectors general at the Pentagon and Transportation Department. Both are preparing reports, spokesmen said this week.

"Fog of war could explain why some people were confused on the day of 9/11, but it could not explain why all of the after-action reports, accident investigations and public testimony by FAA and NORAD officials advanced an account of 9/11 that was untrue," the book states.

The questioning of Giuliani was considered by Kean and Hamilton "a low point" in the commission's examination of witnesses during public hearings. "We did not ask tough questions, nor did we get all of the information we needed to put on the public record," they wrote.

Commission members backed off, Kean and Hamilton said, after drawing criticism in newspaper editorials for sharp questioning of New York fire and police officials at earlier hearings. The editorials said the commission was insensitive to the officials' bravery on the day of the attacks.

"It proved difficult, if not impossible, to raise hard questions about 9/11 in New York without it being perceived as criticism of the individual police and firefighters or of Mayor Giuliani," Kean and Hamilton said.


In their book, which goes on sale Aug. 15, Kean and Hamilton recap obstacles they say the panel faced in putting out a credible report in a presidential election year, including fights for access to government documents and an effort to reach unanimity.


If Cleland had not resigned, the commission probably would not have reached unanimity, according to the book."

So why does anyone still believe the mythical "official version" of 9/11 as told by the Commission?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only idiots.

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And every structural engineer in the world.

2:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you all see the headlines today?

British Law Enforcement Ignores Conspiracy Nuts Demands, Chases Islamic Extremists Instead of Dick Cheney, Saves Thousands of Lives

10:44 AM  
Blogger John Doraemi said...

"British Law Enforcement Ignores Conspiracy Nuts Demands, Chases Islamic Extremists Instead of Dick Cheney..."

Wrong headline:

"Fake Terror Plot Created By Pakistani ISI For Western PR Operation" is more accurate.

Get some news not approved by the white house:

8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"sword of truth" AKA "can opener of convenience" posts everywhere but is losing ground, for obvious reasons

9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry. Dr Jane is a structural engineer. So not *every" structural engineer.

Others may be keeping quiet for good reasons, since Dr Judy's engineer student was murdered for some reason:

12:15 PM  

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