Dec 22, 2007

9/11 Commission Says CIA Lied and Impeded Investigation

Caught in a lie. "Whatever is hidden shall be revealed...". The truth has a way of surfacing.

So the CIA it appears is guilty of perjury, or obstruction of justice, yet Bush gave Tenent the American Freedom medal.

How many still blindly trust the government? Remember Bush and Cheney testified (but not under oath, and without transcript, per their insistence) before the Commission as well. It is impossible to tell if they lied without such documentation. Would the government lie about 9/11? There is plenty of evidence that they have.
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9/11 Panel Study Finds That C.I.A. Withheld Tapes

WASHINGTON — A review of classified documents by former members of the Sept. 11 commission shows that the panel made repeated and detailed requests to the Central Intelligence Agency in 2003 and 2004 for documents and other information about the interrogation of operatives of Al Qaeda, and were told by a top C.I.A. official that the agency had “produced or made available for review” everything that had been requested.

A seven-page memorandum prepared by Philip D. Zelikow, the panel’s former executive director, concluded that “further investigation is needed” to determine whether the C.I.A.’s withholding of the tapes from the commission violated federal law.

In interviews this week, the two chairmen of the commission, Lee H. Hamilton and Thomas H. Kean, said their reading of the report had convinced them that the agency had made a conscious decision to impede the Sept. 11 commission’s inquiry.