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Time for change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:39 AM
Response to Reply #77
78. Response
The threat to Afghanistan to give them a "carpet of bombs" rather than a carpet of gold" that I referred to in my last post did not have anything to do with terrorism. It was about oil:
http://archive.democrats.com/view.cfm?id=5166

How can I say Minetta's testimony is accurate and then dismiss his conclusions?
I see no reason not to accept his testimony. What motive would there be to lie about that?
With regard to his conclusion: I saw the video of his testimony. The conclusion that Cheney was referring to a shootdown order is not Minetta's, it is the conclusion of the 9-11 Commission. In fact, it seemed to me that they specifically tried to get him to conclude that Cheney was referring to a shootdown order, and he refused to speculate on what Cheney was referring to (Gee, I wonder why?)

What plane was Cheney referring to?
Well, the meeting was taking place right about at the time that Flight 77 was said to be approaching Washington DC. The young man reported the plane is 50 miles out, then 30 miles, then 10 miles. That doesn't sound like United 93 by any stretch.

Why would Cheney be discussin the order to allow American 77 to hit the Pentagon in front of so many witnesses?
1) As far as a know, Minetta was the only witness.
2) He had little choice. A decision had to be made immediately. What could Cheney say - let's talk about it later?
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