Thursday, September 07, 2006

Clintonistas Don't Need 9/11 Miniseries to Make Them Look Bad

Deepti Hajela of the Dissociated Press reports that in a classic demonstration of hypocrisy, high-profile former Clinton administration officials have come out against Disney/ABC regarding their upcoming miniseries, "The Path to 9/11".

Madeline Albright (Clinton's incompetent Secretary of State), Sandy Berger (Clinton's treasonous National Security Advisor), Bruce Lindsay (head of the revisionist Clinton Foundation) and Douglas Band (vacuous Clinton advisor) have expressed their concern over inaccuracies that they say were found in the movie.

Lindsey and Band complain that, "By ABC's own standard, ABC has gotten it terribly wrong." (Well, come on, dudes. This is Disney/ABC we're talking about. What did you expect?) Jay Carson, spokesman for the Clinton Foundation, said:

"ABC/Disney acknowledges this show is fiction and in direct contradiction of the 9-11 commission report and the facts, and it is despicable that ABC/Disney would insist on airing a fictional version of what is a serious and emotional event for our country..."

The reader will not fail to note the supreme irony of Mr. Carson's statement. One need only recall the extreme maneuvering by these same members of the Clinton administration in their efforts to cover their own criminally-negligent and treasonous asses during the 9/11 Commission hearings. Yet in all fairness, they do have a point. Disney is not accurately portraying the Clinton Administration's feckless actions which ultimately caused the deaths of more than 3,000 Americans five years ago. The Clinton administration was far more criminally negligent than the movie relates.

Carter further declares in faux outrage,

"It is unconscionable to mislead the American public about one of the most horrendous tragedies our country has ever known."

(Mr. Carter fails to note that the people whom he represents are guilty of the same thing.)

Let us start with the two principle operators in this drama: Madeline Albright and Sandy Berger.

While Madeline Albright insisted in her statement to the 9/11 Commission that the State Department made counterterrorism their centerpiece, the record shows that when Paul Bremer suggested adding Afghanistan to the list of recognized state sponsors of terrorism Albright refused on the grounds that such a move would be tantamount to recognizing the Taliban as a legitimate government. Albright stated that recognition of the Taliban as a legitimate government was a carrot she dangled in front of Afghanistan in hopes that the Taliban would cooperate with the Clinton administration's policy on terrorism. History relates that the Clinton administration's policy in dealing with nations who sponsored terrorism consistently fell short of taking effective action against those nations. Albright's role in shaping the State Department's toothless policy regarding Afghanistan effectively provided the time that bin Laden needed to plan and execute the 9/11 attacks.

Furthermore, Albright refused to support military action against Afghanistan after the USS Cole bombing, because she placed world opinion about a proposed retaliatory strike as more important than defending the security of the United States. So while Afghanistan continued to support bin Laden with real estate and materiel, the Clinton administration continued to fritter away its security for the sake of looking good to the very Muslim nations who hated America and supported al Qaeda.

Sandy Berger is the other chief rogue in our gallery. Berger forbade the exchange of information from military intelligence gathered by the Able Danger team to law enforcement officials that, had it been allowed, could have led to the arrests of the al Qaeda team that was responsible for the 9/11 outrage. His obstruction of an effective counterterrorist action was probably motivated by the prevailing attitude within the administration at that time. Remember, the Clinton administration was roundly and venomously blamed for Janet Reno's criminal overreaction to and the horrifying end of the Branch Davidian standoff in Waco, Texas, and for Reno's inexcusable approval use of paramilitary force to remove a young Cuban boy from his unarmed relatives. After these two disasters, the Clinton administration was not about to pull another paramilitary operation against a group of religious zealots. This fear of "looking bad" is probably what motivated Berger to scotch the efforts of the DOD to share vital information with the DOJ. Because of Berger's actions, the al Qaeda attacks were pulled off when it is very likely that they could have been stopped. This effectively makes Berger an accomplice to the murders of 3,000 Americans.

And it was Sandy Berger who was caught sneaking incriminating documents, probably referring to the Able Danger operation, out of the National Archives just after DOD officials began to increase the 9/11 Commission's interest in counterterrorist intelligence-gathering activities during the Clinton administration. Without the introduction of those documents, Madeline Albright was free to make all the claims about the effectiveness of the Clinton administration that she wanted. Thanks to Berger, there was no evidence available to refute her claims, and the Clinton administration got a free pass when the 9/11 Commission released its report with no mention of the Able Danger operations that subsequently were proven to have taken place.

Clinton Foundation spokesman Jay Carson writes that "No reputable organization should dramatize 9-11 for a profit at the expense of the truth." Let the reader note Mr. Carson's use of the word "reputable." The clever addition of that word evidently excuses anyone in the Clinton administration from such accountability and restraint. Nice loophole there, Mr. Carson. But given all that we now know about the Clinton administration's criminal neglect in refusing to neutralize a known threat to American citizens, Albright and Berger certainly don't need Disney/ABC's help with looking bad. Along with Jamie Gorelick and Janet Reno, Albright and Berger will be forever remembered as the four people most responsible for allowing the al Qaeda attack to proceed from planning to horrific execution.