posted on Mar, 31 2004 @ 10:22 AM
Forget about what Clarke said. Think about the timing of the release of his book. The White House was in control of that.
testimony completely overshadowed Sec. Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz and Chairman JCS Gen. Richard Myers' testimony
the day before. Theirs should have been covered even more extensively.
A very clever diversion, indeed.
Elephants in the Barracks: The Complete Failure of the 9/11 Commission
Centre for Research on Globalisation | March 31 2004
Rumsfeld stated in his opening remarks to the government appointed 9-11 Commission on March 23, 2004 that he, “Had no idea hijacked airliners would be
used as weapons". His final statement on the topic while under oath was, "I plead ignorance".
Clarke’s testimony to the Commission was interesting, but he is little more than a distraction. There were more cameras on Clarke than anyone else
during the two-day national broadcast of the 9-11 Commission. In reality Clarke's testimony was nowhere near as interesting as Donald Rumsfeld, Paul
Wolfowitz, and Richard Myers’ testimony the day before. I'm not questioning Clarke's sincerity at this time, just the timing, which was not chosen
by Clarke. His book was released at a time of the Whitehouse’s choosing.
Clarke’s testimony comes in light of his recent book release. He had finished the book well over 6 months ago. It was held up by the Whitehouse who
chose for the book’s release to be on the eve of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s sworn testimony to the 9-11 Commission.