Saturday, December 08, 2007

Ooops, got the cover up stories mixed up

More Evidence of Obstruction of Justice in 9/11 Investigation

By now you've heard that the CIA destroyed videotapes of interrogations of alleged Al Qaeda members. The interesting part of this story is that the 9/11 Commission claimed that it obtained most of its information about the attacks from these interrogations (and then only indirectly as reported by the military to the Commission).

The New York Times confirms that the government swore that it had turned over all of the relevant material regarding the statements of the people being interrogated:

“The commission did formally request material of this kind from all relevant agencies, and the commission was assured that we had received all the material responsive to our request,” said Philip D. Zelikow, who served as executive director of the Sept. 11 commission ....

“No tapes were acknowledged or turned over, nor was the commission provided with any transcript prepared from recordings,” he said.

But is the destruction of the tapes -- and hiding from the 9/11 Commission the fact that the tapes existed -- a big deal? Yes, actually. As the Times goes on to state:

Daniel Marcus, a law professor at American University who served as general counsel for the Sept. 11 commission and was involved in the discussions about interviews with Al Qaeda leaders, said he had heard nothing about any tapes being destroyed.

If tapes were destroyed, he said, “it’s a big deal, it’s a very big deal,” because it could amount to obstruction of justice to withhold evidence being sought in criminal or fact-finding investigations.

This isn't the first evidence of obstruction of justice by the government regarding the 9/11 investigations. For example:

Indeed, there are even indications that false evidence may have been planted to deflect attention from the real perpetrators.

Of course, even had the government told the truth to the 9/11 Commission, the Commission was set up as a whitewash anyway.

Original article posted here.


The Freewheeling Socrates said...

The President is exposed for all to see, dangling in the wind, a pathetic, pathological liar.

Many people at home and around the world know that the CIA and Mossad orchestrated 911.

The veil is being lifted.

If the truth comes out, I would support a full confiscation of all assets of those involved. The trillions of dollars are hidden but they can be rescued and the perpetrators incarcerated.

The order of proscription should spare the offspring and descendents of the American royals with special permission to flip burgers for a living.

Not quite Yale but it beats the hangman's noose.

Da Weaz said...

Well, Soc, you were on a roll with the comments. Lemme just say that I pretty much agree down the line.