The problem isn’t that Nowrasteh is conservative. The problem is that Nowrasteh and ABC are representing “The Path to 9/11? as an unbiased historical drama. Promos for the movie say it is “based on the 9/11 Commission Report.” Nowrasteh claims he “wanted to match the just-the-facts tone of the report,” and describes the project as “an objective telling of the events of 9/11.”I can't imagine Clinton would have stayed on vacation if he was handed a Presidential Daily Briefing that warned "Bin Ladin Determined to Strike in U.S." Clinton knew the Bin Laden threat was real -- Bush blew it off.
Here’s some of the objectivity you can expect: Nowrasteh says the film shows how Clinton had “frequent opportunities…in the 90s to stop Bin Laden in his tracks — but lacked the will to do so.” He has referenced Clinton’s “lack of response” to Al Qaeda “and how this emboldened Bin Laden to keep attacking American interests.” A review today in Salon.com says the film paints Clinton “as a buffoon more interested in blow jobs than terrorists.”
There's also an enlightening passage on pages 1 and 2 of Ron Susskind's "The One Percent Doctrine" describing how CIA analysts went to Crawford in August of 2001 to give Bush "face-to-face alerts" about growing terror threats. After Bush got a briefing from a "panicked CIA briefer," his response:
"All right," [Bush] said. "You've covered your ass, now."Does any sane person think that would have been Clinton's response?
Bush was warned repeatedly in August of 2001 that trouble was brewing. He stayed on vacation. No wonder the President was no where to be found on September 11th. Bush has been covering his ass for September 11th for five years now. Looks like ABC and their parent company, Disney, are going to do that job for him now, too.