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CShine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:13 PM
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Gov't Eludes 9/11 Accountability, Blame
WASHINGTON -- America's leaders must "search their soul" over whether they failed the country on Sept. 11, 2001, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld says. Accepting blame is something else altogether.

In the two and a half years since al-Qaida terrorists hijacked airplanes and killed nearly 3,000 Americans, there have been no announced firings, demotions or resignations at the CIA, FBI, immigration service, White House, State Department, Pentagon or any other federal agency.

"It's been a mystery to us ... how so many mistakes were made and nobody's held accountable," said Lorie Van Auken, widowed on Sept. 11 and now a member of a victims' family steering committee. "The buck stops nowhere."

Former White House counterterror chief Richard Clarke two weeks ago drew tears and gratitude from families -- and criticism from Republicans -- when he publicly apologized. "Your government failed you. ... I failed you," said Clarke, who resigned in 2003.

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/sns-ap-b...
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:20 PM
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1. Plutocratic arrogance
Where there's credit to be taken or profits to be harvested, they're first in line and take the "liar's share." When there're costs to be borne or responsibility to be assigned, they're all fingers pointing everywhere but towards themselves. Plantation plutocrats - with "entitlement" to the benefits from the sacrifices of others. Detestible.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:12 PM
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2. Well said.
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lightbulb Donating Member (660 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:23 PM
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3. "Search their soul"?
Better bring flashlights, it's pretty dark in there.

www.cooperativeresearch.net/timeline/
www.standdown.net

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mulethree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:31 PM
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4. Heads will roll!!!
in some 3rd world country unrelated to the incident.
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