Short answer for those of you pressed for time on this fine Friday: He’s considering it!
Now, for those of you who already accepted the government’s official narrative about 9/11 (SHEEPLE!), you probably may not even know what I’m talking about.
So, a quick refresher. After the attacks, a blue-ribbon panel was commissioned to investigate the intelligence failures leading up to September 11th. Two years later, they published their findings in the 9/11 Commission Report.
Redacted from it were 28 pages that have since literally been locked in a vault in the bottom of the U.S. Capitol, available only to select members of the government.
They were the focus of a 60 Minutes exposé this weekend, with many who worked on the report stating publicly that they should be declassified.
Because the papers prove that the hijackers, 15 of which were from Saudi Arabia, received funding and assistance from the Saudi government.
The reason it was excluded, they say, is that the Bush administration did not want to upset the Saudi royal family, and harm the tenuous alliance we have with one of the world’s largest oil producers.
With friends like these…
Now, Barack Obama has told one of the people leading the charge for declassification that he would make a ruling on the 28 pages in the next 60 days.
Former Florida senator Bob Graham said the White House made it clear to him that a decision on the secret files would be made in the next two months.
Graham told Fox News he was ‘pleased that after two years this matter is about to come to a decision by the president’.
On 60 Minutes, Graham said it was nonsensical to continue to keep this information classified.
‘The Saudis know what they did. We know what they did.’
I mean, duh. But the Bushes have always had close ties to the Saudi royal family, going back to the first Gulf War, and what do you do when you’re rich as God and someone within the family fucks up royally?
You try your damnedest to keep that shit on the hush.
But maybe not for long.
Obama is set to head to Saudi Arabia next week to meet with leaders in the region. I wonder if this will come up?
[Via The Daily Mail]