Saturday, September 09, 2006

"The Path to 9/11"

ABC continues to face pressure about its planned miniseries on the buildup to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Former Clinton administration officials, historians and a Democratic petition with nearly 200,000 signatures urged the network to scrap the five-hour drama.

The argument is over the blame that apparently is in The Path to 9/11. The Democrats and the Clintons say it gives them too much blame and not enough on the Bush administration.

It is ironic to see this come home to roost considering that most Hollywood and network material is slanted to the left. I guess when the falsifications are pointed at them, the outrage is warranted.

The miniseries appears to be based on the "9/11 Commissioners Report", which by definition was a stacked group, with no real aspirations of discovering root causes. (The Report never even mentioned Able Danger.) Consider some of the members -- Richard Ben-Veniste and Jamie Gorelick. The later was a key Clinton appointee who was key to setting up the inter-agency communications barriers.

I wonder how much of the uproar is over the facts versus the errors? If 1% is inaccurate, should it be scrapped? 5%?

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