April 14, 2004

9/11 commission - Ashcroft testimony

A very interesting link from Inoperable Terran regarding a member of the Clinton administration who did more to enable 9/11 than anyone else. Hint - they also have a connection with the house of Saud. bq. John Ashcroft shredded the 9/11 commission yesterday, all but dragging Jamie Gorelick from behind the rostrum by her hair and yelling "This woman wrote part of the policy that erected the wall between intelligence and prosecution", even declassifying one of Gorelick's memos (read: "smoking gun") which called for, as Ashcroft put it, "Draconian barriers" between the two parts of government most responsible for fighting the war before it became a military war. bq. So what did the media report? If anything, variations on "Ashcroft on the defensive", and "The FBI blew it". bq. Never - not in one account I've read so far, and I've read a bunch - did they read "One of the inquisitors on the 9/11 commission was a key architect of the system that made the FBI and CIA's job completely impossible." Not one example of "This commission's work is fatally compromised" - as they would if Gorelick had been a Republican, and the President a Democrat. Some links to Gorelick's conflict of interest are here, here, here and here. Basically, Gorelick is a partner at this law firm. The same firm was hired by Prince Mohammed al Faisal to defend Saudi Arabia against the $1 Trillion lawsuit filed by the families of the 9/11 victims. She should have recused herself from the panel. Posted by DaveH at April 14, 2004 11:05 AM