Skip to comments.Bill Clinton Personally Attempts to Get ABC's Path to 9/11 Mini-Series Recut
Posted on 09/01/2006 8:24:53 PM PDT by STARWISE
I told you people yesterday and the day before of a movie, a mini-series running on ABC on September 10th and 11th, called The Path to 9/11 and I told you that I have the DVDs. I also told you because I am in touch -- I am poor when I'm in New York -- I do not have a DVD player.
I don't. My apartment's got an old media room in it, it's got a laser disk player in it, but it doesn't have a DVD. Well, actually it has a DVD player in it, but the TV doesn't work. The projector does, and it's the only room in the house where there's a DVD player, and I can't watch DVDs on computers because I can't hear well through computer speakers. So I watched it. It's four hours.
I have the DVDs right here. I'm holding them in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers. I watched on the plane flight home last night. I watched part of the first one. I had to go to the airplane to watch it. I'll tell you, this is called being in touch with the average American.
I couldn't watch a DVD at home. At any rate, let me just give you the upshot of this, because I've mentioned to you even without having seen it I know what it's about. The Path to 9/11 essentially chronicles everything we know that happened in the nineties that prevented the capture of Osama bin Laden.
It indicts the Clinton administration, Madeleine Albright, Sandy Berger.
It is just devastating to the Clinton administration. It talks about how we had chances to capture bin Laden in specific detail, which I will get to in just a moment.
That's not the point. I mentioned to you yesterday or the day before, the days are running together, that a friend of mine did this. His first name is Cyrus, and Cyrus has got some other film credits.
He took it to Washington in the middle of last week and screened it for people and it caused nearly bloody uproar where they showed it.
Richard Ben-Veniste went up in Cyrus's face and told him it was disgusting. This film was disgusting.
It caused all kinds of havoc and that led to the creation of efforts to try to get this program banned, put pressure on ABC to get it canceled and not run and so forth.
It also had a lot of people in the room that loved it. There were many people, Michael Barone saw it, a lot of people were in the screening there and loved it.
Here is what is happening today. Bill Clinton himself is going to call Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, and demand or ask that this mini-series, The Path to 9/11, be reedited and recut so as not to depict Bill Clinton and his administration as they are currently portrayed in this mini-series.
Bill Clinton himself is going to call Bob Iger -- and this is not breaking news; I got the e-mail on this last night, and there have been some local hosts out in California who have been talking about this, but there is a huge movement afoot from inside the Clinton administration to put pressure on ABC to get this thing recut, reedited, if not more.
Very powerful players obviously, much higher than just Richard Ben-Veniste and so forth.
You know, folks, the whole 9/11 Commission, if you go back and look at these things that we know now, the Clinton administration's ability to camouflage history, to rewrite it, is just amazing.
Look at who they got on the 9/11 Commission. They got Jamie Gorelick, who authored the wall, and this mini-series explains the wall and gives illustrations of fact of how it hurt our ability to capture Osama bin Laden.
I'll get to that in just a second. They had had Gorelick on there; they had Ben-Veniste (who was a partisan hack lawyer from the Watergate days), and Tim Roemer, who is a Democrat from Indiana, and that was to ensure that the Clinton administration was protected, and so that the top structural explanation for intelligence failure was white-washed.
I don't understand why the Bush administration, the Department of Justice, gave Burglar the sweetheart deal of the century, then suppressed all the evidence involved in his action. Like I asked at the time, can you imagine if Condoleezza Rice had pled guilty to a misdemeanor mishandling of classified information, the media sitting silent about it?
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Anyone ever started a petition at Petitiononline.com? This issues needs one.
Prediction, ABC Corp will cave and announce that in the interest of fairness to the Clinton Administration they will allow local affiliates to determine whether or not to show the film.
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He may want to keep his Cat indoors for a couple months too!
Pray for W and Our Troops
Yeah. Avoid flying and those .45 inch hole making machines.
Hopefully, Bill Clinton's request will be on tape for the world to hear
"RUSH : Here is a quote from Cyrus, who is a friend of mine who produced and wrote The Path to 9/11. There's a review of the film, by the way, at FrontPage.com, David Horowitz's website. "It also dramatizes the frequent opportunities the administration had in the nineties to stop bin Laden in his tracks. But he lacked the will to do so.
We also revealed the day by day lead-up of clues and opportunities in 2001 right up to the day of the 9/11 attacks. This is a terror thriller as well as a history lesson. I think people will be engaged and enlightened."
It illustrates the big problem in the administration was not Monica Lewinsky. The big problem was what the Lewinsky circumstance with Clinton caused to be ignored and not dealt with, and of course there are reasons other than Lewinsky as well. The Clinton administration simply didn't want to tackle big things.
They were happy for the nineties to be thought of as a happy-go-lucky, carefree time, where there were no threats, because, of course, Bill Clinton was loved universally, adored universally all over the world. The economy was going great guns and all through the nineties we had repeated terrorist attack after repeated terrorist attack with no action taken to stop them.
Now, I don't know what Bob Iger's going to say if Clinton does call him, which, believe me, last night that was -- and I have this on good authority. This is not gossip. Last night Clinton was intending to call today Bob Iger to get him to edit the thing, to re-cut it in certain ways. I don't know how you do that without -- no time to go in and re-film things."
No, ABC will recut this film, or cancel it entirely. Bet on it.
Bill Clinton Personally Attempts to Get ABC's Path to 9/11 Mini-Series Recut
Screening September 10-11 on ABC.
First the WaPo editorial on Joe "My wife is Secret Agent Valerie Plame...whom I have slept with..." Wilson, then the 20/20 piece b****slapping public school monopolies, now ABC makes a Centigrade 9-11 documentary? I'm expecting to see pigs flying outside my window any moment now!
No matter what the subject is... If Bill Clinton speaks about it, it's all about him. I will never forget his remarks at the Rosa Parks Funeral. His whole eulogy for Rosa Parks was all about him
See opportunity Tom? Bash Bush! You get real old.
Here's what I'm afraid of...and it might be Clinton's plan...he knows how much we hate him and that we'll mobilize. If OUR side gets too out of control, making threats of boycotts, etc...ABC might not air it at all. EVER THINK OF THAT?
Sounds as though Bubba's bubble will finally burst next week.....
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