November 28th, 2002, 10:01 AM
Kissinger to head independent 9-11 probe
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush on Friday appointed former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to lead an investigation into why the government failed to foil the Sept. 11 attacks, telling the veteran diplomat to "follow all the facts wherever they lead."
Signing a bill he once opposed
, Bush told survivors and victims' family members, "We must uncover every detail and learn every lesson" from the terrorist strikes. The bill creates a 10-member independent panel for an 18-month inquiry into the attacks on Washington and New York that killed more than 3,000.
Debate about the commission has been marked by differences between the White House, Democrats and victims' relatives over how far the probe should go and whether Bush himself should testify
Kissinger's appointment gives the commission instant respectability
(who respects Kissinger????), and puts a White House ally in charge of an inquiry that has the potential to embarrass Bush.
Kissinger, 79, echoed the president in pledging to "go where the facts lead us." He said he would accept no restrictions.
Sounds like the Warren Commission to me.....
\"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.\" -- Dom Helder Camara
November 28th, 2002, 01:03 PM
Kissinger is the creepiest creep in the whole bunch of creeps. I believe (please correct me if I'm wrong) he actually coined the term Realpolitik. As a general rule, I'd say take everything he says and believe the exact opposite.
\"Now it\'s time to erase the story of our bogus fate. Our history as it\'s portrayed is just a recipe for hate!\"