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Tilting at Windmills

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December 17, 2003
By: Kevin Drum

9/11 WAS "NOT SOMETHING THAT HAD TO HAPPEN"....Well, this should be interesting:

For the first time, the chairman of the independent commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks is saying publicly that 9/11 could have and should have been prevented, reports CBS News Correspondent Randall Pinkston.

"This is a very, very important part of history and we've got to tell it right," said Thomas Kean.

"As you read the report, you're going to have a pretty clear idea what wasn't done and what should have been done," he said. "This was not something that had to happen."

Appointed by the Bush administration, Kean, a former Republican governor of New Jersey, is now pointing fingers inside the administration and laying blame.

"There are people that, if I was doing the job, would certainly not be in the position they were in at that time because they failed. They simply failed," Kean said.

....Kean promises major revelations in public testimony beginning next month from top officials in the FBI, CIA, Defense Department, National Security Agency and, maybe, President Bush and former President Clinton.

So who failed? CIA and FBI are the obvious candidates, but I have a feeling that Condi Rice's head might be on Kean's chopping block too. Just a guess.

In any case, something tells me that we wouldn't be hearing this kind of stuff if Henry Kissinger had remained head of the investigation....

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