May 21, 2004

The Sham Continues. Two members of the 9/11 Commission, including the Chairman, admit their questioning of former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani may have been too hagiographic. Jamie Gorelick was "disappointed in us in a way that I haven't been in the past ... We should have recognized the importance of asking the four or five critical factual questions, not wasting a lot of time in complementing the mayor." The New York Times noted the "conspicuously gentle questioning" of Giuliani: "Every question from the panel was framed with praise and expressions of gratitude. ... The commission opted not to confront Mr. Giuliani directly with its critical findings." The Times thought the Commission may have "retreat[ed] in the face of the Giuliani legend." ... Also: James Ridgeway of the Village Voice has written some excellent articles on the 9/11 investigation and timeline.

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