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Originally posted by marg6043
Well it has to be credible I see nobody coming to rebut it.
I find interesting that nobody came with this one earlier.
AIR BIN LADEN....Remember those flights shortly after 9/11 that gathered up members of the bin Laden family and spirited them quickly out of the country? Who authorized those flights, anyway?
A few weeks ago, Richard Clarke testified to Congress about this:
The request came to me, and I refused to approve it. I suggested that it be routed to the FBI and that the FBI look at the names of the individuals who were going to be on the passenger manifest and that they approve it or not. I spoke with the — at the time — No. 2 person in the FBI, Dale Watson, and asked him to deal with this issue. The FBI then approved...the flight.
Today, Alexander Bolton reports in The Hill that Clarke has, um, clarified his previous statement:
It didn't get any higher than me. On 9-11, 9-12 and 9-13, many things didn't get any higher than me. I decided it in consultation with the FBI....I take responsibility for it. I don't think it was a mistake, and I'd do it again.