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  •  Kerrey : Bush knew they were in the US (4.00)

    the heart of it:

    ZAHN: But what we continue to hear from this administration is that the threat was much too diffuse...

    KERREY: That is a straw man.

    The president says, if I had only known that 19 Islamic men would come into the United States of America and on the morning of 11 September hijack four American aircraft, fly two into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon, and one into an unknown Pennsylvania that crashed in Shanksville, I would have moved heaven and earth. That's what he said.

    Mr. President, you don't need to know that. This is an Islamic jihadist movement that has been organized since the early 1990s, declared war on the United States twice, in '96 and '98. You knew they were in the United States. You were warned by the CIA. You knew in July they were inside the United States. You were told again by briefing officers in August that it was a dire threat.

    And what did you do? Nothing, so far as we could see on the 9/11 Commission. Now, that's in the report. And we took an oath not to talk about it during the campaign, I think correctly so, to increase the capacity of that commission's report to be heard by the people's Congress....

    ZAHN: Oh, we couldn't connect the dots is what we heard.

    Final question for you sir. In Falluja...

    •  "We took an oath not to talk ..." (4.00)
      "We took an oath not to talk about the 9/11 report during the campaign"

      Is the DNC serious ?!?!?

      Um-freaking-believable !

      We have real ammo to nail Bush's lies and all they give Kerry is a paintball gun ?

    •  Obstruction of justice? (none)
      Reactionary in me feels that this crossed the line from "not appearing partisan" right into willful obstruction of justice.  WILLFUL withholding of information VERY PERTINENT to the election at hand.

      Pissed about this for the last 5 minutes + fuming - but am now of the opinion that we may have just been handed our very own Watergate coverup right here friends - all well before the election is truly in the bag.  For those of you too young to remember it - the COVERUP is what nailed Nixon.

      Am relaying this out to all the outlets i have in my list - ask everyone to keep doing the same.  If we can turn Bob Kerry into an unwilling (apparently) Deep Throat we may have a firm grasp on the rug beneath their very feet.

      My depression just morphed into righteous anger :)

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