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May 13, 2003 12:03 PM   Subscribe

Graham Alleges a 9/11 'Coverup' Long a favorite issue of alternative (and tinfoil-hat-oriented) media, now this is getting picked up by a prominent Democrat. It would appear that Graham is the only moderate Democratic candidate to even approach topics that reflect negatively on the Bush administration. Certainly, when even the US military speculates that yesterday's attacks in Saudi Arabia were started by Al Qeada, and people in Chicago and Seattle are reminded of the reality of ongoing threats, it is reasonable to ask if the "War on Terror" is indeed being won. Is Graham someone with the power and place in the spotlight to make that a serious issue for voters?
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly (11 comments total)

 
The Florida Democrat said the White House has withheld from the public important information about the continued existence of terrorist cells in the United States — including some with ties to foreign governments that the U.S. has been afraid to go after.

If this info was released would the average citizen have believed it, I doubt it. Look at the war in Iraq, most are only looking for the WMD or $$, forgetting the humanity in it all.

I think the cover up was when we did nothing years ago when terroristic acts were not acted upon overseas. They use to attack our soldiers. Their targets use to be military based so why are terrorist attacking civilians now? Is it because we ignored the soldier, but not a civilian. Added too, heard in the Islamic fundamentals of war, a man in uniform is a target, not a civilian.
posted by thomcatspike at 12:29 PM on May 13, 2003


including some with ties to foreign governments that the U.S. has been afraid to go after.

Guess who.

Meanwhile, the Bush administration is considering invoking executive privilege over documents relating to 9-11 to keep the 9-11 Commission from seeing them.

Also on WarFi, btw.
posted by homunculus at 12:41 PM on May 13, 2003


Also on WarFi, btw.

That is where I first saw this, lol.
posted by thomcatspike at 12:48 PM on May 13, 2003


I'm still firmly on the Deanwagon, but Graham strikes me as more and more interesting each time I get to know him through the media.

A couple of interesting tidbits:
1. As a result of a dare given to him by a teacher in 1974 to see how ordinary Americans live and work, he has worked 388 days (as of Monday) in a variety of white and blue collar jobs across Florida and the rest of the country.
2. He takes notes of everything he does, minute by minute, from policy meetings to breakfast cereal decisions.
posted by PrinceValium at 12:51 PM on May 13, 2003


I'm still firmly on the Deanwagon,

Me too, it's just that I'll need a candidate for after New Hampshire. Not that that would be Graham, but he strikes me as a no-brainer running mate for Kerry or someone who wouldn't need to choose a VP based on enhancing national security credentials.
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly at 12:56 PM on May 13, 2003


Now, this may be besides the point; but aren't our color-coded terror alerts meant to alert us of attacks both here AND ABROAD. So, wasn't the fact that the Saudi bombing didn't register still further evidence of the failure of our terror defenses.
posted by BigPicnic at 1:06 PM on May 13, 2003


It would appear that Graham is the only moderate Democratic candidate to even approach topics that reflect negatively on the Bush administration.

That's an unfair brush to paint across the pantheon of Democratic hopefuls. If you missed the debates held recently, you'll have missed out on a lot of Bush-bashing from each one of them.

To my horror, this only served to reduce the time with which they might have had to distinguish themselves from the pack.
posted by thanotopsis at 1:14 PM on May 13, 2003


but aren't our color-coded terror alerts meant to alert us of attacks both here AND ABROAD

This is getting off topic, saw the French have this same system. Whose was first? or is this ours too?
posted by thomcatspike at 1:16 PM on May 13, 2003


Graham: Saudi bombings 'could have been avoided'
posted by homunculus at 1:45 PM on May 13, 2003


homunculus:

juicy
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly at 1:48 PM on May 13, 2003


speaking of coverups - look what else is going on in graham's home state of florida.
posted by specialk420 at 12:08 AM on May 14, 2003


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