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Pentagon may have criminally misled 9/11 Commission about what really happened on 9/11

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Okay, I'm a bit creeped out. The purpose of this commission was to find out what went wrong so that next time we don't lose another 3,000 Americans. And the Pentagon and the FAA may have lied to the commission, in violation of the law, and in violation of the entire intent of establishing the commission, to help ensure we never have another 9/11.

Jesus. What country do we live in anymore? And for those who say this is politics as usual, then maybe it's time to change politics as usual. Time to stop defending and supporting and tolerating politicians who lie and even break the law, while jeopardizing national security. Maybe if we finally stand up to these politicians things will change.

Some staff members and commissioners of the Sept. 11 panel concluded that the Pentagon's initial story of how it reacted to the 2001 terrorist attacks may have been part of a deliberate effort to mislead the commission and the public rather than a reflection of the fog of events on that day, according to sources involved in the debate.

Suspicion of wrongdoing ran so deep that the 10-member commission, in a secret meeting at the end of its tenure in summer 2004, debated referring the matter to the Justice Department for criminal investigation, according to several commission sources. Staff members and some commissioners thought that e-mails and other evidence provided enough probable cause to believe that military and aviation officials violated the law by making false statements to Congress and to the commission, hoping to hide the bungled response to the hijackings, these sources said.
Then there's this from the Republican co-head of the panel:
"We to this day don't know why NORAD [the North American Aerospace Command] told us what they told us," said Thomas H. Kean, the former New Jersey Republican governor who led the commission. "It was just so far from the truth. . . . It's one of those loose ends that never got tied."
Here's a thought. Let's find out why they lied? Oh that's right, the Republicans control the US House and the US Senate, so we can't have real hearings on what went wrong. But don't worry, the Pentagon that lied about what happened on September 11 is doing its own investigation of whether and why they lied, so I'm sure we'll find out the truth from the very people who lied to us in the first place.

Do you get how corrupt things can get when one party is permitted to rule the entire federal government for this long? We need to know now whether the entire September 11 commission report is now called into question. If they didn't get the true facts about what happened on that day, then they couldn't give us the best recommendations for how we can fight the war on terror in the future. This is criminal, and, not to overuse the word, but intentionally jeopardizing the national security of the United States is treasonous as well.

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