Urbin Report

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

The Big Lie is alive and well at the Boston Globe, or is just their standard Bush Hating?

The Globe's leading Editorial today says "Had Bush responded by calling a meeting of department heads concerned with the national security, crucial items in FBI and CIA files could have been perceived as what they were: part of a pattern foreshadowing an attack by terrorists using hijacked airplanes."

Really? Or is this just blame placed by minds locked in a pattern of loathing of the President? Like the liberal democrat member of the 9/11 commission, Mr. Ben-Veniste, they repeat the title of the PDB in question, but make a marked point to ignore the contents

CNN actually quotes the document:

"We have not been able to corroborate some of the more sensational threat reporting, such as that from a [redacted] service in 1998 saying that bin Laden wanted to hijack a U.S. aircraft to secure the release of 'Blind Sheikh' Omar Abdel Rahman and other U.S.-held extremists,

Hmmm...like the Bush Haters at the Globe say, there is a mention of hijacking, but it's not the clear warning they claim it is.

The CNN article also lists some high points of the PDB, including:
An allegation that bin Laden was set on striking the United States as early as 1997 and through early 2001.

Hmmm...who had the national security watch from 1997 through January 19, 2001? Not that the Bush Haters at the Boston Globe will ever bring that bit of truth to their pages...

A report that at least 70 FBI investigations were under way in 2001 regarding possible al Qaeda cells/terrorist-related operations in the United States.

This is also missing from the Globe editorial. Don't expect to to see this data in that paper, or the Washington Post or NY Times either.

It appears Newsday is beating the same dead horse, and get called on it.