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Thursday, April 01, 2004
 
Declassify It ALL!!
The White House has just declassified a small part of the September 4, 2001 plan to combat terrorism. Of course they have ONLY given up the parts about military action against the Al Qaida and the Taliban.

Former Senator Bob Kerrey, who has seen this entire plan as part of the 9/11 commission warned during the public hearings that the administration had better hope that the whole thing not be declassified because they were blatantly misrepresenting it for political purposes.

Here is an AP report about the plan from last week:
Shortly before the Sept. 11 attacks, the Bush administration was debating how to force bin Laden out of Afghanistan. At a Sept. 10, 2001, meeting of second-tier Cabinet officials, officials settled on a three-phase strategy. The first step called for dispatching an envoy to talk to the Taliban. If this failed, diplomatic pressure would be applied and covert funding and support for anti-Taliban fighters would be increased.

If both failed, "the deputies agreed that the United States would seek to overthrow the Taliban regime through more direct action," the report said. Deputy national security adviser Stephen Hadley said the strategy had a three-year timeframe.
Huh!!! Diplomacy?!?!?!?

To hear them tell it now... they were going to blow them all to Kingdom Come!

..... so tired of the lies.
 
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