July 15, 2003

Senators want September 11 report declassified

Just watch Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama)on this
one...I have been tracking him since the days
immediately following 9/11...Shelby and I would agree
on very little (maybe the colors in the American
flag), BUT he is a real patriot and he knows what Sen.
Graham (D-Fraudida) knows and he is not going to sit
down and shut up...There is another storm heading for
the White House, and when it merges with the Irag Lies
storm and the Economic storm, a *perfect storm* may be
emerge...sweeping away this pretender and his
cabal..."Out, out damn spot!"


Senators want September 11 report declassified
Sun Jul 13, 3:34 PM ET Add Politics - AFP to My

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Two leading senators pressed the
Bush administration to declassify an upcoming report
on the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the
United States, including allegations that Saudi money
had financed militant leader Osama bin Laden (news -
web sites) and his al-Qaeda organization.

"Let the chips fall where they may... I think there
has been a dragging of feet within the administration,
in terms of declassification of this report," Senator
Carl Levin, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed
Services Committee (news - web sites), told CNN.

"There was clearly Saudi money supporting Osama bin
Laden and the terrorist group that he led. And I think
we've got face up to that fact, the Saudis should face
up to that fact and end it. That report should be
released. It should be declassified. And that should
have happened, actually, months ago."

Speaking on the same program, Senator Richard Shelby,
the Republican vice chairman of the Senate's Select
Committee on Intelligence, concurred.

"There are a lot of high people in Saudi Arabia, over
the years, that have aided and abetted Osama bin Laden
and his group," he noted. "And they've done it through
charities, they've done it directly and everything

"I think that we have got to follow the money. We've
got to follow whoever is supporting terrorist
activities, and it is generally through money. If it
is Saudi Arabia, if it is somebody else, we cannot
look the other way. And our intelligence committees
are not going to look the other way.

"There is some information we were hoping is going to
be declassified soon that will shed some light, maybe
not all the light, on that."

Last week former representative Tim Roemer, an Indiana
Democrat and former member of the House Intelligence
Committee, said he had read the report and described
it as "highly explosive."

Posted by richard at July 15, 2003 08:38 AM