Tuesday, September 05, 2006

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It appears that the upcoming ABC mini-series about 9/11 is going to be a straight forward look at the commission findings on the lead up to the attacks. This has the loony left in an uproar as it seems to have dipped back before January 20, 2001. Some of what we will be peppered with is this call to arms from the DUmmies:

We need to be ready to respond. We need to be ready to point out how Clinton repeatedly tried to catch or kill bin Laden but his hands were tied by the Republican Congress. We need to show how they criticized his efforts at every turn.

We also need to be ready with the REAL 9/11 report that most people have never read. Especially Chpater 8 "The System was Blinking Red", which points out how Bush completely ignored the threat.

We need to be ready to point out how the Clinton Administration tried to warn Bush about the threat of bin Laden and Bush completely ignored it.

One of the strengths of the left is their persistence. We have had these discussions with them multiple times over the years so the arguments won't change. They will have nothing new to offer and they won't even try to pretend they do. The moonbat brigades will just hope that you get sick of providing them with facts and they will take getting the last word as victory.

The scene in the documentary that seems to be causing them the most heartburn is this one:

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. That way, their necks will be on the line - and not his. The astonished CIA agent on the ground in Afghanistan repeatedly asks Berger if this is really what the administration wants. Berger refuses to answer, and then finally just hangs up on the agent. The CIA team and the Northern Alliance, just a few feet from capturing Bin Laden, have to abandon the entire mission. Bin Laden and Al Qaeda shortly thereafter bomb the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, killing over 225 men, women, and children, and wounding over 4000.

Comments:
The first mention of this movie was last night on ABC. I posted a reminder at ml's because I read where ABC didn't seem to be marketing it, so I did.

The left-wing blogsites are encouraging a boycott of the sponsors, e-mails to ABC. They really don't want their party's failure known.

And here I thought they were all about "putting truth to power".
 
Hello RW - hope you are well and had a wonderful holiday weekend. I love this time of year. . .it's my slow time! I wanted to thank you so much for your tribute to Mr. Irwin. . .as the one known as Honu, you can imagine how much I loved and appreciated Steve's works and good deeds towards my namesakes. I have the best photos of me and my honus off the coast of Maui - I'm trying to figure out how to make him my avatar for your blog (I'll get there!)

Dear Andy - re: your 3:03 p.m. post this afternoon at ML's. Wanted you to know that I wrote a letter (via email) to David Warren a couple of days ago, and received a beautiful response from him this evening regarding his position on denouncing Jesus and one's faith. He's apparently received some very hateful emails. That makes me very sad, but I did want to thank you for directing me there, initially, a week or so ago and for the follow up today. I had no idea he was being persecuted for his beliefs. As always, your links ROCK, and they have become my daily reading material.

RW -- on topic, I am looking forward, with some trepidation, to the upcoming 911 documentary . . .from all I've read, however, it totally blames the Clinton administration, which as you know, I support because of my father being alive today. I certainly hope I can come away with my usual centrist view.

Again, RW, thank you for this site and allowing us to talk about anything and learn and discuss differnt viewpoints. I, for one, have certainly benefited from it.

Your friend -- Honu
 
Loony left??

You really don't want me stopping by here, do you?
 
Honu,

As I understand it the ABC documentary is simply based on the 9/11 reports which don't blame anyone. I'm sorry that factual depictions may make one side or the other look bad, but as long as they are factual I'm fine with them.

The blame belongs to the people that attacked us. I wish there were more people in this country that knew we face a common enemy and the surname isn't Bush.



Nicole,

Not everyone that is a Democrat is a part of the loony left. When I describe things that the loony left does, you'll be able to see if you belong to that group.

I would say you don't because you have too much sense.
 
It looks the Clintonistas have started strong arming ABC. Does anybody remember the cries of censorship when it was pointed out to CBS what a farce "The Reagans" was? I do and I also remember how we were told that we had no business even talking about it until it aired.
 
Hi RW -- I agree 100% with you. . .I too wish both sides would realize who our common enemy really is. . .it's not any administration who has been in power in the U.S. in my lifetime. To paraphrase Mark Steyn, the “international community” hates us for who we are, not for what we do. If we closed our borders tomorrow, and the world never heard from the U.S. again, they’d still hate us.

And yes, I do remember the CBS/Reagan out-cry. . .but what is more amazing, is that a network television station (run by moonbat, leftist, islamofacists - fill in the slur-of-the-day - etc.) is choosing to air this 911 documentary at all.

Perhaps, just maybe, and ya never know. . .this might just get everyone in the country to agree that pointing fingers and placing blame solves nothing, and that working towards a common solution results in everyone winning?

I, for one, hope this ABC documentary offers a solution, as well, when all is said and done.
 
Honu,

Since it's based on the 9/11 commission reports I'm sure any solution they offer will be the commission recommendations. The problem there is that this was a very partisan group that came up with a string of "fixes" that don't take into account logistics, unintended consequences, or how these items affect our ability to work with friend and foe alike. Make no mistake, we have to deal with both.

The other thing about this commission is that are an unelected group that is not accountable to any of us, yet they have set themselves up as a super legislature. Frankly I'm skeptical of any findings when one of the members, Jamie Gorelick, should have been the most grilled witness of them all. Her wall of separation was one of the biggest factors making it nearly impossible to uncover the plot in advance.
 
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The other thing about this commission is that they are an unelected group
 
RW -- I am very confused regarding Gorelick's part in 911 (or her supposed memo that would have prevented it). Can you explain in layman's terms her role. . .or point me to something that will make it make sense?

Hold on, RW (while your answering my above question). I just read your link above. I didn't know this was a movie, scripted and acted out to some director's and producer's whim. I thought it was a documentary. . .duh.

Sorry. . .I'd erase my last comments to you (except the ?? about Gorelick) if I knew how. Unfortnately, this is how decisions and ideologies are formed. . .when one does not know the source and believes it to be fact-based. Double duh. . .

The Path to 911 -- it's a freakin' movie, right?? Dang.
 
I'm cool, RW -- now that I see this for what it is. . .I'm continuing my google search for the truth. Again, dang, it sure looks like Clinton let Bin Laden slip through his fingertips.

For some reason I thought ABC was doing something noble. . .silly me.
 
Honu,

It may be a blurry line, but most documentaries have to have portions acted out. It's not like an historical event is scripted in advance and has cameras handy.

Jamie Gorelick blocked the CIA and FBI from sharing information. It's possible that this wasn't of her own doing and I'm not convinced that 9/11 would have been prevented anyway. I'm only positive that it would have been more possible to prevent and having her testifying to just why these roadblocks were put in place would have been helpful.

Those of us that brought it up to the commission at the time were told to mind our own business. I'm pretty sure it was our business, not to mention our dollars, but that was the way they worked.
 
RW - thank you for that explanation. I will surely watch this program.

On another subject (no answer needed tonight!) I was very interested in your answer to W00T regarding the direction you would like to see our country go towards. I can't wait for your further recommendations, and really wonder why you are not a major figure in government. You may not realize it, but I think you could do a world of good. Just my opinion from all I've read from you and from our talks in the last few months.

I believe God would really like you to use your good sense, wisdom and benevolence for the common good. Just a thought, RW. . .

Honu
 
Have a good night, RW! Talk to you soon.

Honu
 
Ssssshhhhhhhhh! :)
 
Well that ^^^ is not what I linked to and I can't even delete it. At first it linked to my "underwear drawer" where everything was exposed ya' know what I mean RW?

Edit my profile?

I guess blogger is misbehaving or I'm a jinx.

Can you clean up for me RW. It would be appreciated. I may be getting e-mails that I'm would be afraid to open.

Thanks, you're a sweetheart. :)
 
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I cleaned it up, but you didn't need to worry. It just took anyone to their own dashboard or I guess profile if they don't run a blog. Either way it didn't go to you.
 
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