April 1, 2004

Sibel Edmonds. I've written about her before. She tells the Independent: "I saw papers that show US knew al-Qa'ida would attack cities with aeroplanes." This is damning stuff.

Edmonds spent more than three hours in a closed session with the 9/11 Commission, giving them "details of specific investigation files, the specific dates, specific target information, specific managers in charge of the investigation. I gave them everything so that they could go back and follow up. This is not hearsay. These are things that are documented. These things can be established very easily. ... Most of what I told the commission - 90 per cent of it - related to the investigations that I was involved in or just from working in the department. Two hundred translators side by side, you get to see and hear a lot of other things as well. You become aware of other issues relating to other investigations. ... President Bush said they had no specific information about 11 September and that is accurate but only because he said 11 September."

Fox, March 28, Brit Hume talking to Democrats and the families of some American soldiers in Iraq who voiced their disgust with George W. Bush's making light of the "missing" weapons of mass destruction:

"Well, we have a society in which one of the greatest things you can do is a platform (ph) to see victim status, and one of the qualifications for that is that you have these exquisitely tender feelings about things and sensibilities which are easily offended. And in America today, if your sensibilities are offended by something that has happened, you get an enormous amount of credibility and are taken very seriously. My own view of this is, the president's there poking fun at himself over what goes down, I think, as one of his failures. And I thought it was a good-natured performance, and it made him look good only in the sense that it showed he could poke fun at himself. But he certainly doesn't disguise the record on weapons of mass destruction. And you have to feel like saying to people, "Just get over it."

Get over it. ... It's only 601 dead Americans. ... Your son was killed, burned, mutilated and hung from a bridge? Brit Hume has three words for you: "Get over it."

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