May 22, 2004

Bush Lied About 9/11 Commission Meeting. On April 30, George W. Bush insisted he "answered every question" posed to him by the 9/11 Commission, adding that White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales -- who was in attendance -- never advised him not to answer a question. It looks like Bush has been caught in yet another lie.

The Hill reports: "The Bush administration has refused to answer repeated requests from the Sept. 11 commission about who authorized flights of Saudi Arabian citizens, including members of Osama bin Laden’s family, from the United States immediately after the attacks of 2001." Commission Vice Chairman Lee Hamilton recently told a group of Democratic senators that "We don't know who authorized it. We've asked that question 50 times."

This matter could be cleared up immediately by checking the transcript of the Bush/Cheney session, except the White House insisted -- and the Commission agreed -- that no recording or transcript would be made.

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