September 14, 2005, - 11:29 am

New “Unredacted” 9/11 Commission Report Still Redacted for Saudis

By Debbie Schlussel
Much is being made about the newly-released, “unredacted” version of the 9/11 Commission Report.
But, in fact, “unredacted” is a misnomer, because–while there is newly disclosed information about airport security lapses and warnings as far back as 1998 (Bill Clinton) about hijacked planes being used as weapons to explode buildings–the report still conceals from the public 27 or so pages about our self-proclaimed “allies in the War on Terror” the Saudis.
Yes, the pages about the Saudi Royals’ very close ties, funding, and knowledge of the activities of at least two of the hijackers (Khalid Al-Midhar and Nawaf Al-Hazmi), and their Saudi Royal connection, Omar Al-Bayoumi, are still redacted.
Why, four years after 9/11, can’t the American people see the full information about our friends’, the Saudis, involvement in the murder of 3,000 of our fellow Americans?
Ask President Bush and his White House, who are behind the refusal to disclose.
Don’t ask Russ Knocke, the inept “spokesman” for the Department of Homeland Security. The clueless Knocke told the New York Times, “Out of an abundance of caution, there are a variety of reasons why the U.S. government would not want to disclose certain security measures and not make them available in the public domain for terrorists to exploit.”
Caution has nothing to do with our dealings with the Saudis or the Bush Administrations shielding of 27 pages about how they helped 19 men murder thousands of Americans. There are no “security measures” in those pages, and nothing for “terrorists to exploit.” In fact, the exploitation is in the fact these pages are being kept secret.

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13 Responses

ask all you want all you will hear is cricket’s

x14421 on September 14, 2005 at 1:01 pm

Once thing you never ever do is question the Bush administration. Look what happened to John McCain and he’s a Republican. It’s more than crickets x14421. Oh and I got proof we have a president who don’t give a damn about anything
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/816/bushvacation5kl.jpg

KOAJaps on September 14, 2005 at 5:32 pm

What happened to John McCain when he opposed Bush?

The_Man on September 15, 2005 at 12:12 am

Karl Rove treated him like crap at the RNC. A vet. McCain is a true Republican that shouldn’t be treated like that but hey, McCain is a good man

KOAJaps on September 15, 2005 at 6:37 am

McCain is a true American hero.
But, I don’t care for his political career. McCain deserves respect no matter what, but I don’t see why you think he should get a free pass from the administration if he opposes them.
I think Bush is far too easy on his opponents compared to Clinton and Gore among others. Remember Hitlary and the “vast right wing conspiracy”?
No saints on either side, but I’ll take a stand and say I’ll support the Republican party over the wacko lefties MoveOn.org crowd currently running the Democrat party. Sorry, King, but I think you have to take a stand somewhere instead of straddling the “they are both as bad” fence.

Jeff_W on September 15, 2005 at 8:53 am

I too would support the Republican party as well as the Democrat party, only if the elitists in both parties step down. Both sides would rather spend money on some future terrorist in Iraq and Afganistan as well as allow terrorists like Muhammad Atta in the U.S. so that he could fly jets into the Pentagon and the WTC. I blame all the frigging Dems and Repubs (the Neo-Cons and Neo-Libs) for taking in money, supporting the coporatacracy, the oligarchy that’s happening in this country. Heck Jeff_W, I would vote in a Republican if they were the better candidate. But as of right now, I can’t vote for either.
As for stradling the fence, I would stay on the fence as long as I need to in order to find the right candidate. I can’t stand the logic when 9/11 occured, none of our borders are closed. CAFTA was approved illegally 15 minutes after the vote was over, Democrats also support a war that has no concern about Osama bin Laden or when they want to give amnesty to illegals who won’t be deported because they are the backbone on our economy.
That is B.S. and both parties are allowing manufactures to go straight to communist China, not only to make a profit but to use money to blow us up with a nuclear bomb pointed straight to the city I live in? Sure Clinton, that miserable leech sold our military secrets to China and he should be…(I can’t say what I want to say, because, Homeland Security may throw me in prison) but Bush is doing nothing but promoting it by saying, “Outsourcing jobs produce cheaper labor and it would rebuild America’s economy…” according to the Post Gazette
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04041/271362.stm
It may but it also puts money back in to the Chinese government and allows them to make bombs to be used on us. This is NOT the Republican party I would support. Would you? Jeff_W?

KOAJaps on September 15, 2005 at 9:13 am

I agree with many of your complaints, especially about the Republicans. I am particularly angered about Bush’s doing nothing on illegal immigrations and the Republicans talk about cutting spending on one hand while keeping the big spending going with the other.
KOAJaps said, “As for stradling the fence, I would stay on the fence as long as I need to in order to find the right candidate.”
Right candidate, or the perfect candidate? There has never been nor ever will be perfect people in government. I don’t always like my choices, but I think you have to make a choice.

Jeff_W on September 15, 2005 at 12:23 pm

I too would be choose the right candidate too and it’s not the current admin and its elitists same goes with the Democrats, though I am a Democrat.
As for choice, I made a choice. If I can quote Rush:
If you choose not to decide/you still have made a choice
So I choose neither and am waiting for the best candidate. Maybe Debbie should run. She is the ONLY conservative who has the balls to criticize the her own party.

KOAJaps on September 15, 2005 at 5:52 pm

Great idea, King! She’s run for office before, so she has experience.
Run, Debbie, run!

The_Man on September 15, 2005 at 8:30 pm

I know The_Man. She knows moe than Bush, speaks a lot beter than him and would revamp the FCC and bring back Stern to terrestrial radio.

KOAJaps on September 16, 2005 at 12:38 am

Debbie knows Moe? How about Curly, my favorite?
FWIW, I don’t think Stern’s move to Sirius is a good career move. I agree the FCC and government went way overboard after Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl incident, but I feel there has to be SOME standards of decency over public airwaves.

Jeff_W on September 16, 2005 at 8:56 am

Jeff_W, this is not the Republican party of the past and their non-governmental involvement is a scam. Hey, I don’t like the DLC and I’m a Democrat

KOAJaps on September 16, 2005 at 6:04 pm

Jeff_W, it’s more not moe. Typo

KOAJaps on September 18, 2005 at 12:07 am

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