ABC's 9/11 docudrama
Original post made by Jag Singh, Duveneck/St. Francis, on Sep 9, 2006
Well, the White House penchant of distorting the facts to deflect mounting criticism of its abysmal failure to reign in Osama Bin Laden is in full swing. Its latest partner in crime is the ABC television network which unleashed a media blitz to promote its fictional account of 9/11. The new docudrama, called "the Path to 9/11", erroneously claims to be factually based on the 9/11 Commission Report. Scriptwriter Cyrus Nowrasteh, a friend of Rush Limbaugh, claims President Clinton had "frequent opportunities in the '90s to stop Bin Laden in his tracks -- but lacked the will to do so." By playing fast and loose with the facts, ABC and its parent, Disney Productions, dishonors the victims of 9/11 in a crude attempt to 'swift boat' the democrats. The fictional account, depicts a scene of a CIA official claiming he had Osama Bin Laden in his sights and seeks permission from the Clinton White House to 'make his day' only to be denied by Clinton's executive order. Sandy Berger, President Clinton's National Security Advisor, and Richard Clarke the counterterrorism czar for the Clinton administration has characterized the scene as "a total fabrication". Roger Cressey, a top Bush and Clinton counterterrorism official, said it was "something straight out of Disney and fantasyland. It's factually wrong. And that's shameful." I urge readers to call Walt Disney president, Robert Iger, and demand an unconditional public apology to all those officials that have been maligned by such gross fabrications.