CIA: Will Someone Spill the Beans?

You thought the Bush administration couldn't get any more secretive, corrupt, and irresponsible? Ha! Now the L.A. Times reports that "The Bush administration is suppressing a CIA report on 9/11 until after the election, and this one names names. Although the report by the inspector general's office of the CIA was completed in June, it has not been made available to the congressional intelligence committees that mandated the study almost two years ago." It goes on to say that "the report is potentially very embarrassing for the administration, because it makes it look like they weren't interested in terrorism before 9/11, or in holding people in the government responsible afterward." Hm, didn't Richard A. Clarke, in his revealing Against All Enemies, basically outline the lengths that the outgoing Clinton administration went to in an effort to warn the incoming Bush administration that Osama bin Laden should be one of their top priorities? And didn't they brush him aside, not worried about planes or terrorists or bombs that terrorists could "sneak into the middle of a city" (as Cheney tried to warn us about today in a bit more of his patented brand of election-oriented fearmonfering), but worried instead about long range missiles, and taking down Saddam Houssein? Did they not sit on a memo entitled "Osama bin Laden Determined to Strike Within the U.S.?" Why then are we remotely surprised that this is being covered up?

My suggestion: when your Republican friends or family members try to blast John Kerry for his supposed weakness on terrorism, ask them what Bush & co. have to gain from keeping this report a secret. If he is so resolute, such a good protector of this country, have them explain to you why Bush refused to testify under oath to the 9/11 Commission members, instead "chatting" with them in the presence of his puppeteer Dick Cheney. But most important of all: CONTACT YOUR LOCAL MEDIA, EMAIL THIS STORY TO YOUR CONTACTS, MAKE NOISE about this blatant disregard for the intelligence of our country. We are getting too comfortable with just lying back while this administration bulldozes us with their underhanded tactics. All they have is a lame "outrage" about Mary Cheney and some video of John Edwards combing his hair. We have the truth.

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