- The long awaited day has come: Condi has had her twenty
minutes on 60 Minutes, and as always there are far more questions now than
answers. This was never about her; it has always been about the needless
deaths of many thousands of people, both here and abroad. And all that
blood requires more than a cursory examination.
- The key to understanding the scope of this administrations
willingness to do whatever it takes, to get whatever they want, regardless
of laws domestic or international and resides in the demeanor and the factual
distortions of this Contessa of Lies. America would do well to pay close
attention to the particulars, both of what she says, and to what she and
the administration chose not say.
- Rice: "Nothing would be better from my point of
view than to be able to testify, but there is an important principle involved
here it is a longstanding principle that sitting national security advisors
do not testify before the Congress." And she went on to say: "that
principle has to do with the separation of powers."
- Dr, Rice apparently has forgotten that the Bush campaign
made this point entirely moot, when they approached the Supreme Court in
2000, and asked the court to intervene on behalf of their failing Bush
campaign to stop the vote count in Florida. This outrageous act was and
is a violation of the separation of powers. The court noted "this
would be just this one time" and therefore that shouldn't really upset
the balance of our laws. All this court did was appoint a man to an office
that is supposedly awarded only to the elected winner of a national election.
That was a principal that directly involved a true conflict of interest,
between the powers-that ultimately shattered that fundamental principle.
Rice cannot claim that protection now, as it has been made null and void,
by the direct actions of the administration she now represents.
- The point she misses is that both she and the president
work for the people of the United States. And the congress, in this instance,
is the legally organized body that represents 'the people' and who are
the body charged with discovering the truth that underlies the events behind
the attacks on 9-11. Her failure to comply, basically says to all of us
that we do not have the right to know what took place. Her conversations,
she would have the public believe, take precedence over our right to know
what happened on that day: and that is simply false.
- Moreover, the name of this commission is The National
Commission on Terrorist Acts Upon the United States http://www.9-11commission.gov/
and this alone would seem to say it all. Yet we are told this is an investigation
only about policy and intelligence failures surrounding that day-and this
investigation is not concerned with actual events.
- Specifically the pivotal language says: "to prepare
a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September
11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate
response to the attacks." What about the attacks themselves and what
of our complete failure to intervene militarily, as all our previous national
defense strategies have called for? That is nowhere mentioned in the fundamentals
of this supposed investigation!
- All of which leads to the conclusion that this is double-speak
for "We're concerned about the concepts of policies in place at the
time and whatever foreknowledge might be found, but events will speak for
themselves." What about what-really-happened, in the murder of thousands
of people on that day?
- When a congressional commission is finally formed after
30 months of stonewalling, the public rightfully has the expectation that
this commission will diligently pursue whatever took place on that day:
anything less is obviously just another cover-up. That used to be called
Obstruction of Justice.
- As for precedent: in calling witnesses from the executive
branch to testify under oath before the congress and the public, in open
session: that is part of the duty of the congress, to publicly insure that
the right of the people to know what their government does has not been
obstructed, and this is not only within the laws of the United States-but
this is part of their oath of office: Namely to discover who and what was
behind this outright and outrageously bold attack upon this country.
- No member of this government can or should have acted,
in the name of the United States, without having first determined on the
public record: the Who, What, Where, When and Why of everything that happened
on 09-11-01. All we have is the word of a congenital and serial liar for
all those things, and despite the fact that he's the president-that's simply
- This commission needs to answer the list of questions,
in open session, from the families of the victims of 9-11. And to that
end they need to subpoena any and all responsible parties that have information
that bears on the events of that day and time. To do anything less would
be, to be derelict in their duty to the people of the nation, and to the
world that is watching how we will explain our actions-actions that were
used to justify the invasion of two other nations.
- Congress has a duty to the country and to the world,
to provide the answers, not to what the administration says happened, but
to the truth of what did happen. There is no more pressing issue before
this government, than the clear bright light of truth, told in public,
which only a major investigation can bring to these events.
- The Bush administration has killed perhaps 10,000 people
for their lies about what took place on that day. Bush and his pirates
are terrified of the coffins that are coming back with our military dead
from his two private wars. So terrified are they, that they have lied repeatedly
about the actual number of both the dead and the wounded. They have had
over two years to obtain results, and instead of holding these investigations
they have done the cowardly thing: after rashly lashing out at others,
they have prematurely declared victory then tried to move on. There has
been no 'victory' we have not won, in fact the entire quagmire has only
gotten deeper, and that region of the world in its entirety has become
far more dangerous. Today it is far less secure a place than ever before-ask
anyone who lives in the Middle East.
- Look at the Israeli-Palestinian situation, which thanks
to our support of the daily terrorism that the Israeli's are reigning down
upon the captive state of Palestine which is now beginning to open the
next chapter in a new global conflict. Where's the diplomacy we were once
so famous for? It's been replaced with Shock & Awe, and our cowardly
compliance with the long-range goals of extreme right wing elements in
the government of Israel. To this end the Bush administration has squandered
billions upon billions of the public's money without any pubic, or congressional
- The USA was formerly considered to be the leading nation
in the world. We were seen as a positive force for peace and potentially
as a blueprint for prosperity and life. Now we are seen by most around
the planet as the greatest threat to peace in the world today. And we can
thank the Bush administration for this change in just four long years,
of war, war, and lots more war.
- The Contessa of Lies should be subpoenaed to testify
in open court and arrested for obstruction of justice if she refuses: She
should also be followed by all her fellow travelers in this administration,
until we get to the bottom of this sordid and criminal event.
- George W. Bush has said that he "owns" 911.
Great, then let him begin to pay for that 'ownership' with the truth of
what happened on that day.