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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Tell ABC to tell the truth

While ABC, which proudly touts itself as "America's Broadcasting Company" is providing copies of its fictionalized miniseries "The Path to 9/11", to right wing media hacks, it won't even allow Clinton administration officials the same privilege.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger aren't too happy.

Albright (Think Progress has copies of her and Berger's letters):
While I have requested a copy of the broadcast, I have yet to receive one. I have been informed by some who had been given the right to view the broadcast that the drama depicts scenes that never happened, events that never took place, decisions that were never made and conversations that never occurred; it asserts as fact things that are not fact.

For example, one scene apparently portrays me as refusing to support a missile strike against bin Laden without first alerting the Pakistanis; it further asserts that I notified the Pakistanis of the strike over the objections of our military. Neither of these assertions is true.

In fact, the 9/11 commission reports states (page 117), "Since the missiles headed for Afghanistan had had to cross Pakistan, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs was sent to meet with Pakistan's army chief of staff to assure him the missiles were not coming from India. Officials in Washington speculated that one or another Pakistani official might have sent a warning to the Taliban or Bin Ladin."
Please take action and tell ABC to tell the truth about September 11th - instead of airing right wing fiction.

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