With thanks to the great Diana West for the link to this video and for her marvelous essay, former Senator Bob Graham discusses his long-term efforts to have 28 redacted pages of the 9/11/01 Commission Report declassified. Most Americans have no idea that part of the report was withheld from public scrutiny, for reasons unknown. Oh, Mr. Graham has his ideas about the reasons for the secrecy. So, what is appropriate here is a little transparency from Mr. Obama, who promised us he was going to be so transparent. There’s nothing like straightforward disclosure of the facts, is there.
Both George W. Bush and Barack Obama have kept secret the information which Mr. Graham wants uncovered. The big unanswered question is, were the government of Saudi Arabia and the Saudi royal family involved in providing funding for the jihad attacks on that terrible day in September of 2001?
I don’t care what effect on U.S.-Saudi relations the revelation of the hidden material might manifest. I, too, would like to know what’s in those 28 pages and why they have been kept under lock and key for all these years. Of course, if the Saudis were involved in enabling jihadis to slaughter 3,000 Americans on 9/11/01, the long-known close ties between the Bush family and the Saudi royal family would certainly explain a cover-up – if there was a cover-up.
As Diana points out in today’s essay, the only American Presidential candidate who is calling for the declassification of the mysterious 28 pages is – Donald J. Trump.
Small wonder that Trump is anathema to the Bushes and to the Republican Establishment. A confirmation of long-hidden Saudi involvement in the 9/11/01 attacks could absolutely turn America’s public opinion and foreign policy, as well as a few other items, upside down – and secure some very prominent American people’s places in the annals of infamy.
We shall see. Or perhaps we’ll never see. Viewing the 28 redacted pages is still verboten.
Thanks to Drudge for the link to the NYT piece.