Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Frontline: Truth, war and consequences: transcript | PBS

Frontline: Truth, war and consequences: transcript | PBS:
"NARRATOR: It is not publicly known what intelligence was provided by the special intelligence office, but FRONTLINE has learned that a report from the Czech Republic that 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta met with an Iraqi intelligence officer in Prague got their attention and was passed on to the White House.

Vice Pres. DICK CHENEY: ['Meet the Press,' December, 2001] There is a report that has been pretty well confirmed that he did go to Prague and he did meet with a senior official of the Iraqi intelligence service in Czechoslovakia last April, several months before the attack.

NARRATOR: But the meeting in Prague was never confirmed. In fact, the FBI established one month later through car rental records that Atta was in Florida when the alleged Prague meeting would have occurred. The vice president, however, would still be citing the story over a year later.

Vice Pres. DICK CHENEY: ['Meet the Press,' September, 2002] On at least one occasion, we have reporting that places him in Prague with a senior Iraqi intelligence official a few months before the attack on the World Trade Center.

GREG THIELMANN, U.S. Dept. of State (1977-02): I think it's very unusual, the amount of influence they had. What seems to have happened is that the conclusions or the work that they did somehow entered from the side into the policy community--"
This fact alone should warrant a congressional investigation. But while congress was ready to spend those 140 hours investigating the White House Xmas card list under Clinton's administration, US soldiers are still dying 7000 miles from home based on a pack of lies.


jj said...

Surprisingly the people still have power. An investigation is possible but only if people care enough to want the truth. We are seeing the power of the people with regard to the port deal. Even the Congressional lap dogs of the President will do their job if enough people demand it.

If people realized the danger of continued incompetence at the highest level they may demand an investigation.
But how do you make the public aware that a much bigger danger to the country is incompetence?

Intellectual Insurgent said...

Isn't the only basis of linking Atta to the attack was the discovery of his passport in the rubble at the site?

Reign of Reason said...

Honestly, I don't remember II...

I'm just so worn out by the entire Iraq debacle: more by the public’s lack of interest in the daily-death occurring as a result of this administration's ineptitude than anything else.

I wait day after day for a democrat -- or any non-brain-dead citizen (hopefully the press) -- to stand up and publicly call these "leaders" what they are: lying incompetents.