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ABC Docudrama: To Shift 9/11 Blame To Clinton

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posted on Sep, 6 2006 @ 07:54 AM
As you may have already heard,ABC has come up with a Docudrama which will be airing soon, that shifts the blame of 9/11 to president Clinton.

In response to that, I found this article:

Washington, DC - Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY-28), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee, today called for ABC to make clear to viewers that its upcoming television mini-series The Path to 9/11 is not a documentary account of the events and political decisions that preceded the terrorist attacks of that day.

"ABC has a responsibility to make clear that this film is not a documentary, and does not represent an official account of the facts surrounding the September 11th attacks," Rep. Slaughter said. "Disclaimers noting that The Path to 9/11 is a docudrama should be shown throughout its airing. We have yet to establish the impartiality and accuracy of the people behind this film and the claims it advances, and the American people need to know that."

Rep. Slaughter also expressed concern over the timing of the mini-series, as well as recent Republican rhetoric on the issue of national security and its connection to the war in Iraq.

"But what is far more important is the timing of this movie," Rep. Slaughter continued. "The anniversary of the attacks is an emotional time, and it is wrong for anyone to play on those emotions and use them to advance a political agenda."

"This is, regrettably, what many top Administration officials are doing with the rhetoric we have heard of late," Rep. Slaughter said. "We have been told we are in a fight against a new kind of fascism, and that individuals who question our current path in Iraq are morally equivalent to Nazi appeasers and those who would justify slavery."

"Such claims are more than just morally reprehensible and deeply irresponsible. They are also damaging to our country, making it difficult, if not impossible, to have a serious, non-partisan discussion about how best to protect our nation."


Director of The Path to 9/11, billed as "an objective telling of the events of 9/11," admits that film is "not a documentary": The director of the film, David Cunningham, posted on the show's official blog that his work was "not a documentary..." For unexplained reasons ABC has already taken down its blog promoting the show. [Think Progress, 9/2/06]

the path to 9/11 makes numerous questionable claims - such as that the clinton administration passed on a surefire chance to kill or capture bin laden - that have already drawn criticism: Reviews of the film have shown it to contain questionable claims. According the reviewers of the film, who include Richard Clarke, former counterterrorism czar for Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and now counterterrorism advisor to ABC, the film's distorted version of history is inconsistent with the 9/11 Commission Report, upon which it claims to be based. [Think Progress, 9/5/06]

film's writer is a noted conservative activist: The writer of The Path to 9/11 is an unabashed conservative named Cyrus Nowrasteh. Last year, Nowrasteh spoke on a panel titled "Rebels With a Cause: How Conservatives Can Lead Hollywood's Next Paradigm Shift." He has described Michael Moore as "an out of control socialist weasel," and conducted interviews with right-wing websites like FrontPageMag. [Think Progress, 9/1/06]

So, with the upcoming elections, this conservative activist producer put this together it seems at the right timing, a time when people will be remembering 9/11 with sadness and just in time for those votes.

Will it work? Will Americans sitting on the fence on 9/11 issues be swayed to vote Republican because of this movie? Will this further Bush's agenda?

IMO, i think it will. Lets not forget that all the president ever needs to boost his poll numbers is any kind of underhanded deed and his #'s go up.
Americans are very easily manipulated.


[edit on 6-9-2006 by dgtempe]

[edit on 6-9-2006 by dgtempe]

posted on Sep, 6 2006 @ 08:07 AM

Originally posted by dgtempe
As you may have already heard, ABC has come up with a Docudrama which will be airing soon, that shifts the blame of 9/11 to president Clinton.

Good. There is enough blame to go around. Bush was in office 8 months when the 9/11 attacks hit. 8 months isn't enough time to undo the damage Clinton did to national security for 8 years. And it isn't just the top dogs to blame ... there was that woman on the 9/11 commission that had a hand in causing the information rift between agencies... and yet there she was judging everyone else's guilt when her command memos were intricately involved. (Can't remember her name, I'll have to look it up). Like I said .. plenty of guilt to go around.

How about blaming the terrorists themselves? Afterall .. they are the murderers.

with the upcoming elections, this conservative activist producer put this together it seems at the right timing... Americans are very easily manipulated.

Flip it around and replace 'conservative' with 'radical liberal whack job' ... like Michael Moore in 2004? F911? George Soros trying to buy the election for Kerry in 2004 (God knows Kerry was too much of a dufus to be able to get it on his own).

F911 was packed full of lies. Sad thing is - like you said - Americans are very easily manipulated and many actually believed that crock. The 66 lies of F911 was well done and exposed them. We don't know what this ABC docudrama will present. It may be factual and it may be pure drama. We really can't comment until we see it. Once it's shown I encourage you to do your own 66 lies of the ABC docudrama and we will all take a look and compare it to the ABC presentation.

[edit on 9/6/2006 by FlyersFan]

posted on Sep, 6 2006 @ 08:16 AM

Jamie Gorelick. 9/11 Commission. She is the one who wrote memos telling agencies they couldn't share info. This lack of info sharing helped the terrorists get away with pulling off 9/11.

She shouldn't have been in the hot seat instead of judging others as a committee member. The dems pushed hard to get her on the committee. If she was on the committee she couldn't be called into the hot seat as a witness. At least that's what the talking heads on TV said.

Like I said .. enough blame to go around ...

posted on Sep, 6 2006 @ 08:37 AM
Ding! Ding! Ding!

FlyersFan is sold! It works!!!

Exactly what i mean. Put this out at a vulnerable time and the rabid right will suck it up without any problem!

Clinton is not "without blame" but to make a film like this one for the purpose of swaying those yet "undicided" and shifting the blame to an ex president is the end.

Somebody who actually listened!
Go figure!!

Besides, he knew his buddy, Bush, needed a reason to become the war-time president, now, didnt he.

Dirty politics at work. That's all it is.

posted on Sep, 6 2006 @ 08:56 AM

Originally posted by dgtempe
the rabid right will suck it up

I'm hardly rabid right. It's not rabid right to expose all the failings in US government - including those by Clinton (I know .. you think he has a cute butt .. but I happen to think that's where his brain was.). Like I said, there is PLENTY of blame to go around. Clinton was in for 8 years before Bush 43s 8 months. It would be helpful to look at FACTS .. all FACTS... not just those that make the other side look bad or us look good.

We are looking at how to save Americans in the future. That's important.

Dirty politics at work. That's all it is.

There are plenty of dirty politics to go around.

Seriously, I think you are jumping the gun. We don't know what will be in this show. It could come down favorably for your buddy Bill or it could expose problems in his way of handling security. If there were problems you would want them exposed so that we can learn from them and save lives in the future, right??

If it is favorable to Bill then you are happy; if it shows his errors then I'm sure you will be happy because you will know that we will learn from it.

If it is just garbage then it will be torn apart the same way F911 was - exposed for the pathetic lies and propaganda it was.

Gotta see it before we are able to decern it.

posted on Sep, 6 2006 @ 12:02 PM
It hasn't even been released yet, and the Dems are complaining!

I heard that it makes Madeline Albright look pretty silly.

Btw, it will be shown
Sunday, September 10 @ 8/7c
Monday, September 11 @ 8/7c

Two segments.

posted on Sep, 6 2006 @ 12:07 PM
I cant wait. I love fairytales.

I will watch with an open mind, i promise.

Lets see if they mention the fact that George Tenet from the CIA adcvised NOT to take action because the intelligence was not there. That's crucial, imo. Clinton was no warmonger (although his lovely wife certainly IS) so lets see how this will be presented.
Cant wait.

posted on Sep, 6 2006 @ 12:18 PM
Yeah ya know the repugnicans are in deep doodoo when they start blaming Clinton for____________ fill in the blank. Truth is Clinton did very little if any "damage" to the military during his tenure...the vast majority of the slashing of the military budget (if it could actually be called slashing at all considering how huge it is no matter who is in office, the only difference being the size of huge) was started under Bush senior after the collapse of the Soviet Union....remember the peace dividend? Remember the repuginicans wailing about how big the government was and how high our taxes were? Well fools you can't have it both ways, like a large military and low taxes, just doesn't work so something has to bout social services...we don't need the poor anyway.

posted on Sep, 6 2006 @ 12:45 PM
Fist of all we all know the tactics been used by the political party in power, from dirty name calling of the most lowest, to influence population to tag each others when they are in disagreement against the Bush administration Ideology of war on terror.

To the timely campaign topic of Bush on the evil terrorist tapes, that anybody with some intelligent will see that is nothing than more fuel to bring the American Christian community to become enraged against the Islamic evil doers.

Now focusing in paying the blame game of who was at fault for 9/11.

Sorry but the president in power was Mr. Bush when 9/11 his administration is the solely party to blame for that tragic event.

I am afraid Dg that it will work it will more make faithful party followers of the Bush administration get one more affirmation to their faith.

But for the people that can see the truth of the whole farce we know better.

posted on Sep, 6 2006 @ 01:32 PM

They can sell this movie to the people who dont know better, that is, people who arent even aware of a conspiracy very well. Bo & Mary Jean in South Carolina will look in amazement as the real culprit is exposed...Clinton...On the top tv set, immediatedly on top of the old tv set.

Harsh, but true.

posted on Sep, 6 2006 @ 01:48 PM
The only people that will watch this and believe any of it are most likely too stupid to actually find a voting booth.

I believe this will have very little impact on anything. Certainly not the upcoming elections. Since Bill Clinton is not running, who cares what he did or did not do. It is very clear to everyone what the republicans have done while in power.

In the end we all need to remember to blame Osama Bin Laden for 9/11. Can someone tell the republicans that? They keep forgetting and looking for someone else to blame (Saddam, John Kery, Murtha, Iran...).

posted on Sep, 6 2006 @ 01:49 PM
I got the suspicion that the problem with the GOP new strategy of blaming Clinton for the 9/11 events is base in the conspiracies going around the INTERNET on how the Bush administration is behind the events.

I think that the conspiracies are causing a great damage to GOP and perhaps not so much with the older generation but with the younger one that are the most group that believe in conspiracy theories.

Then it comes to the point that a Party of God like the Bush administration could not possible be involve on such slanderous deed.

And God been behind Bush and his administration can not possible would have punished the American nation.

So with such a record as the one of Clinton of evil deeds as adultery, he most be to blame for such an infamous attack on our nation.

See this is to appease the Christian community so it was Clinton the one that was to be punished by God no Bush.

posted on Sep, 6 2006 @ 09:09 PM
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posted on Sep, 6 2006 @ 09:32 PM
Ya know, if Clinton had actually done something about the terrorist attacks that happened during his "heady" administration maybe, just maybe the twin towers would still be standing!

The blame does go on Bill Clinton. OH yeah, Hillary too! Remember it was a two for one deal.


posted on Sep, 6 2006 @ 09:40 PM
I have an idea... Let's get back at Clinton for ruining our pipeline dream through Taliban (who we helped install) ran Afhganastan. It was the liberal treehuggers who revealed the taliban's atrocious ways through hidden reporting and documentations, not Clintons sexuality.

Bush family loves oil business
Clinton felt pressure from Liberals exposing taliban cruelty and axed the deal with American companies (haliburton).

We are now in plan B ladies and gentlemen. Kick butt don't take names...


posted on Sep, 6 2006 @ 10:01 PM
Well, Mr. Clinton wasn't all together impotent. He did do a good job taking out that
milk factory in afganastan. I mean he realy let that tomahawk go! He, he... No one remembers his failures. They will soon enough though. GO ABC GO!!!! LMFAO

posted on Sep, 6 2006 @ 11:20 PM

Originally posted by FlyersFan
Flip it around and replace 'conservative' with 'radical liberal whack job' ... like Michael Moore in 2004? F911? George Soros trying to buy the election for Kerry in 2004 (God knows Kerry was too much of a dufus to be able to get it on his own).

Kerry actually won if the votes are counted. It was the "provisional ballot" scheme the elephants created to "protect" the vote that gave them the win. But they clearly lost the election. Same thing in 2000 only it wasn't provisional ballots just plain old vote fraud. The facts are in whether you like them or not. Now you'll just say that the dem's do it too. Yada yada yada.

They don't have to see the video to oppose the known content that is clearly contradicted by those who witnessed the events. Blaming Clinton is seriously such an old and tired tactic of the right. They have no other bogey man to point to as they couldn't find Osama if our lives depended on it. Hey, maybe that's because he's actually CIA and still on the payroll!

But hey, never mind that he's a CIA agent. Let's just call him a rogue agent. How's that?

Bush is desperate enough to try his ace card once again by using the bodies of those murdered on 911 to stand upon and point his greasy finger at Clinton. He is scum. How about some accountability. Can you imagine what the Right would be saying if 911 had happened on Clinton's watch? Impeached for a blow job. Please. Bush and Condi both lied to Congress when they told the 911 Commission they had no idea that people wanted to run planes into buildings or that al Qaeda wanted to attack us.

Oh, forget it. It's useless with you people.

posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 08:37 AM

Originally posted by vance
Well, Mr. Clinton wasn't all together impotent. He did do a good job taking out that
milk factory in afganastan. I mean he realy let that tomahawk go! He, he... No one remembers his failures. They will soon enough though. GO ABC GO!!!! LMFAO

Not to shirk the blame off Clinton's shoulders, but the whole reason that Osama started Al'Qaeda on its path against the US was to remove Bush Senior's military from Saudi Arabia (Iraq '91), because he felt the "infidels" didn't belong in what muslim fanaticals consider holy land, and thier embedded government policy that supports his homeland's government which Al'Qeada has been at 'war' with since Daddy Bush went in with our troops. We were ok as long as all we did was give them supplies, shoot, Osama loved the weapons he got from use during the Afghanistani resistance days, and the great training we provided...

And now junior goes back into thier lands "to spread democracy" (dig for oil? Make Halliburton rich on no bid contracts?). Lets look at the root of the problem, which is our financial support through buying our national drug, OIL.

Follow the finances. Money is the root of all evil.

posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 08:44 AM

Originally posted by SkittlesLA
Follow the finances. Money is the root of all evil.

That and the big interest that is taking hold of our beloved nation and our elected officials.

[edit on 7-9-2006 by marg6043]

posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 08:57 AM
It seem some people that where on the 911 commission are not to thrilled about this, as it has been called Fakeumentary.

Click here to watch Ben-Veniste-rips-ABC-s-fakeumentary-over-inaccuracies

Richard Ben-Veniste, a member of the 9/11 commission rips ABC over their many false representation of the 9/11 commission report and the use of it to market their 9/11 mini-series as the definitive account of the 9/11 tragedy. That to me is disgraceful. Making it available to only right wing sites is also a big indicator of how slanted this ABC/ Disney production is.

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