This from Salon.com , on “The Path to 9/11” which has half-aired on ABC (the 2nd half tonight). I happened upon it last night while surfing from the Football game during a commercial, and didn’t realize what it was — I had forgotten about it — but ended up staying there and watching, since I had read so many accounts during 2004 and 2005 from all the big sources. It was pretty bad, and even badly dramatized. It kind of reminded me of movies like “Left Behind” in the way they seem totally unable to mask an underlying desire to “trash” somebody. Salon descriobes more of the same for Monday (I suppose I’ll watch again. I read Richard Clarke’s reaction here
The false path to 9/11 | Salon.com
There’s no reference to his monthlong vacation after receiving the Presidential Daily Briefing “Bin Laden determined to strike in the United States.” There’s no scene showing Rice or Cheney ignoring the warnings of former Sens. Gary Hart and Warren Rudman’s terrorism commission, as they did. There’s certainly no scene of the president reading “The Pet Goat” for many painful minutes after he’s informed of the attack on our soil the morning of Sept. 11.
Maybe the worst lie I haven’t seen critiqued has to do with whether Bush gave the go-ahead for American fighter jets to shoot down hijacked airliners. In fact, though Cheney bragged he and Bush made that decision, the NORAD tapes acquired by the makers of “United 93” and published in Vanity Fair showed that never happened. Military officials waited in vain for such an order, but it never came.