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SOTU: Bush Pushes Two Hijacker Myth

Bush said: "We now know that two of the hijackers in the United States placed telephone calls to al-Qaeda operatives overseas. But we did not know their plans until too late."

FACT - WE KNEW THE TERRORISTS WERE THERE BEFORE THE ATTACKS. BUREAUCRATIC PROBLEM, NOT SURVEILLANCE LAW, WAS THE REASON THEY WERE NOT DETAINED: Cheney made the same claim a couple of weeks ago, and the Washington Post debunked it:
 link to www.washingtonpost.com

But Cheney did not mention that the government had compiled significant information on the two suspects before the attacks and that bureaucratic problems not a lack of information were primary reasons for the security breakdown, according to congressional investigators and the Sept. 11 commission. Moreover, the administration had the power to eavesdrop on their calls and e-mails, as long as it sought permission from a secret court that oversees clandestine surveillance in the United States.

The bigger problem was that the FBI and other agencies did not know where the two suspects Cheney's office confirmed that he was referring to Nawaf Alhazmi and Khalid Almihdhar were living in the United States and had missed numerous opportunities to track them down in the 20 months before the attacks, according to the Sept. 11 commission and other sources.

Filed under: State of the Union

Posted by Think Progress January 31, 2006 9:29 pm

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THINK . . . PERIOD!!! 02.Feb.2006 08:55

Think REAL Progress, and Focus on the Facts.

The REAL hijackers are the US terror agents that operated the Remote Guidance Systems and crashed those planes into the WTC. The REAL terrorists are the black operatives that crashed a Global Hawk Predator Drone into the Pentagon, and either shot down Flight 93 over Pennsylvania, or crashed Flights 93 and 77 together in a mid-air collission. The REAL TERRORISTS are the illegally appointed neo-con fascists within the US government that PLANNED AND CARRIED OUT THE TERRORIST ATTACKS ON 9-11! A FACT is still a FACT, no matter what misinformation, misdirection, smoke and mirrors snipe hunt those responsible attempt to distract you with. The EVIDENCE pertaining to the TREASON committed on 9-11 is overwhelming, and damning, and makes a mockery of the "official" conspiracy theory about rabid arabs. The claims of the neo-con fascists are absurd and about as substantial as a wet paper bag; anyone that believes their fairytale about the rabid arabs is either uninformed or in serious denial. So PLEASE, let's stop debating about the validity of ANY EXPLANITORY STATEMENT spoken by members of the GUILTY PARTY and get FOCUSED, holding this FACT in mind: AL QAEDA IS THE NEO-CON FASCIST BUSH ADMINISTRATION, and it's up to us to STOP THEM!!!