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creeksneakers2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-05 05:05 PM
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6. I'm surprised Specter is fooling around with this
Its a RW kook story and it will burn anybody with a previously good reputation who associates themselves with it. Media Matters for America has some good articles on the Able Danger hoax. Outfits like Faux News will still run with the Able Danger story so they can blame Bill Clinton for 9/11.

The CIA has concluded its investigation of intelligence handling leading up to 9/11. It hasn't been released yet. My guess is that anything that happened after Clinton left office will be kept classified, and anything that went wrong while Clinton was still in office will be published or at least leaked. Then the RWs will go on to the new story about Clinton causing 9/11 and let the Able Danger matter die out.

The media will give the RW version of all of this, rather than having to explain why they never let the public know about Bush calling off the hunt for Bin Laden or refusing to hear anything from his staff about terrorism. The media also never told anyone that there was no such thing as the "Gorelick wall" or that John Ashcroft made up the whole Gorelick wall story to distract attention from his perjury before the 9/11 commission, and the reasons behind it. It will be much easier for the media to take the "Its Bill Clinton's fault" approach.

There's no sense in anyone on the left pushing this story, unless they hate Bill Clinton. That's who is most likely to get hurt by this.
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