Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Democrats are all fired up!

Look out! When the truth is exposed, the Democrats get angry! Here is an email from Tom McMahon, executive director of the DNC. He is all ticked off about an ABC documentary on the Path to 9/11. Why, you may ask? Because it tells the truth - the and truth makes the democrats (and especially Bill Clinton) look bad.

Aside from the usual angry diatribes (e.g. "right-wing conservative writers", "GOP playbook of using terrorism to scare Americans", "slanderous, irresponsible fraud", etc.) Mr. McMahon is ticked about only a few specifics from this documentary:

Richard Clarke -- the counterterrorism czar for the Clinton administration, now himself a consultant to ABC News -- describes a key scene in "The Path to 9/11" as "180 degrees from what happened." In the scene, a CIA field agent places a phone call to get the go ahead to kill Osama Bin Laden, then in his sights, only to have a senior Clinton administration official refuse and hang up the phone. Sandy Berger, President Clinton's National Security Advisor, called the same scene "a total fabrication. It did not happen." And Roger Cressey, a top Bush and Clinton counterterrorism official, said it was "something straight out of Disney and fantasyland. It's factually wrong. And that's shameful."

Strange - because about four years ago I saw a special on the History Channel on the CIA's famed "Bin Laden unit" which was tasked during the Clinton administration to hunt down and kill Bin Laden. Not only did this actually happen - it happened twice. The CIA, with the help of Afghan locals, hunted Bin Laden down twice, and twice - when the call went to the White House - the order was rescinded. This is not fantasy, people - this is absolute fact. One wonders why Tom only gets fired up when ABC airs the truth of counterterrorism under Clinton, and not the History Channel?

And yes, if you were wondering, this fact is reported by the 9/11 Commission Report. And it is only slightly more shameful than George W. Bush's lack of any action whatsoever after the bombing of the USS Cole.

The Democrats don't like it when their nasty secrets are drug out into the fresh air - but it makes this aspect of this special no less true. Is the documentary a political stunt? No - but Tom's attempt to fire up the "masses" is. It's too bad the truth isn't on his side...

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