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Wow... Apparently, ABC is planning on airing a miniseries about 9/11 that focuses on how it was allowed to happen, and depicts specific people in the Clinton administration vetoing specific military efforts to go after al Qaeda. But according to the people that are shown in the movie, like Madeline Albright, those things never happened. The producer's response is, "well, we say at the beginning that some events may be fictionalized, so it's OK if scenes are misrepresent what actually happened." But if you're showing real people...saying things that would be plausible, if nobody had heard the people who are shown saying them say that these things never happened...and those things happen to be things that would give a big boost to the Republican party if people believe that they did happen, which clearly they will....ugh. Why in the hell do people have to be dishonest and manipulative?

Article about it: Clinton officials rip 'Path to 9/11'

An activist group that has a form letter setup to send to ABC: "Think Progress" Apparently, sending this signs you up for their mailing list, but I think that's worth it in this case... (And yeah, I usually get annoyed with activism because it seems useless, but in this case, ir seems like there may be some chance to actually stop them from airing this thing...)

Now OK, I guess it is possible that the spirit of what the movie shows is true, even if the specific events that they're showing didn't happen--there isn't really strong evidence other than the words of people in the Clinton administation to say for sure that this is wrong. But considering the track record of Republicans lately, I think it's a better guess that this movie is a blatant attempt to make people believe things that aren't true, in a way that will be a huge boost to Bush's approval ratings...

Date: 2006-09-07 07:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, someone needs to fuck some sense into them. Anal sense.

Date: 2006-09-07 11:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] uncleamos
It gets better. The GOP gutted Clinton's anti-terrorism program in 1996 and 1998. This makes them liars and hypocrites.


Date: 2006-09-07 04:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
If the events in the film did happen, wouldn't Bush have KNOWN that they had happened when he first took office? Then he could have done something anti-terrorist before the attacks.

...Or is that too much like the "What if Tom Daschle had been president in August 2001" scenario?

Date: 2006-09-07 05:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Well, I think it's actually been established that Bush DID know what Clinton did or didn't do, and he was actually a lot less interested in fighting terrorism than Clinton was, at least until after 9/11 happened. So I don't think he would have cared all that much if he were told that those things happened... (Well, except of course for the possibility that if he heard that Clinton didn't care about al Qaeda, he would do the opposite, since I've seen before that a lot of the decisions Bush made, at least when he first took office, were made to do the exact opposite of anything Clinton ever did. So hey, maybe if these things had happened, Bush would have cared about al Qaeda, and maybe would have noticed the attacks coming. Hmm... :-\ )


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