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Sarkozy Urges ‘One Voice’ for EU on Issue of Palestinian Statehood

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Wednesday in a speech to French ambassadors that he wanted all 27 countries of the European Union to speak with “one voice” in September on the issue of Palestinian statehood at the United Nations General Assembly. (more)

Posted on Aug 31, 2011 READ MORE



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Obama Raises $150 Million in September

The Obama campaign announced early Sunday morning that it had raised $150 million in September, more than doubling the previous single-month record of $66 million, set by Obama in August.

Posted on Oct 19, 2008 READ MORE


Nisour square
nytimes.com

FBI Blames Blackwater in 14 Civilian Deaths

The FBI, which is still investigating Blackwater’s Sept. 16 killing rampage in Baghdad, has determined that at least 14 of the 17 shootings were unjustified and in violation of deadly-force rules. The Justice Department is looking into whether to press charges, if it even has the authority, which means that Blackwater could very well get away with murder.

Posted on Nov 14, 2007 READ MORE


Waiting for Petraeus

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Posted on Aug 6, 2007 READ MORE


jon stewart

‘Daily Show’ on Iraq Whack-a-Mole

Jon Stewart charts the administration’s “been there, done that, be back later” approach to fighting the war in Iraq. Plus a look back on operational nomenclature, the September surprise and Ted Koppel’s giant head.

Posted on Jun 20, 2007 READ MORE


Robert Scheer: Rice More Sordid Than Foley

Rep. Mark Foley’s predations might be evidence of a Republican Party gone to seed, but don’t let it obscure the fact that Condoleezza Rice appears to have lied under oath about Al Qaeda attack warnings she received in advance of Sept. 11.

Posted on Oct 3, 2006 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert

Colbert Nails Docu-Farce

Stephen Colbert sank his teeth into the “Path to 9/11” controversy on Monday, shaming ABC’s truth-challenged drama: “What better way to commemorate a national tragedy than turning it into a miniseries?”

Posted on Sep 12, 2006 READ MORE


Track Back With This 9/11 Timeline

ThinkProgress presents a fantastic timeline that puts the last five years into context.

Posted on Sep 11, 2006 READ MORE


Alternate Sandy Berger

How Would ABC Fictionalize Other Historical Periods?

A satire of ABC’s “The Path to 9/11” has popped up on YouTube. It envisions how ABC would dramatize Vietnam, the San Francisco Earthquake and the Revolutionary War. Not gut-bustingly hilarious, but significant in terms of how quickly these kinds of things appear nowadays. (h/t: AMERICAblog)

Posted on Sep 11, 2006 READ MORE


My Pet Goat
From the AP

Students Recall Bush’s ‘My Pet Goat’ Reading

The AP returns to the Sarasota, Fla., school where Bush learned the news of the 9/11 attacks while reading from a children’s book. “His face just started to turn red,” one student remembered. “I thought, personally, he had to go to the bathroom.” Watch it.

Posted on Sep 11, 2006 READ MORE


Path to 9/11

The Fictional Sandy Berger ‘Path to 9/11’ Scene

Watch the part of ABC’s undocu-drama “The Path to 9/11” in which Sandy Berger goes weak-kneed when presented with an opportunity to order the killing of bin Laden. DISCLAIMER: This never happened in real life, and is one of the most blatant falsehoods contained in the miniseries.

Posted on Sep 11, 2006 READ MORE


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9/11 Video Tribute

To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, we have assembled a collection of the most memorable and compelling footage related to that day—some of it iconic and unforgettable, like the images of the planes crashing into the towers, some of it more below the radar, like Jon Stewart’s first show after the attacks.

Posted on Sep 10, 2006 READ MORE


911 collage

9/11 Video Tribute

To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, we have assembled a collection of the most memorable and compelling footage related to that day—some of it iconic and unforgettable, like the images of the planes crashing into the towers, some of it more below the radar, like Jon Stewart’s first show after the attacks.

Posted on Sep 8, 2006 READ MORE


ABC Mulls Yanking 9/11 Miniseries, Says Variety

Under growing pressure from politicians, bloggers, pundits and letter-writing concerned citizens, ABC/Disney is considering pulling its historically flawed Sept. 11 miniseries “The Path to 9/11,” according to Variety. Go, net roots!
Updates:

  • Scholastic withdraws support, won’t distribute movie materials to schools
  • The Senate leadership threatens Disney with legal sanctions
  • Watch conservative pundit Bill Bennett denounce the film
  • Watch a conservative 9/11 book author slam the miniseries’ inaccuracies, too

  • Posted on Sep 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Keitel

    Keitel: 9/11 Undocu-Drama Should Be Changed

    Harvey Keitel, who stars in ABC?s upcoming 9/11-themed miniseries, appeared on CNN?s ?Showbiz Tonight? to relate his own concerns over the project?s manipulation of history.  When asked if a work derived from 9/11 held a special obligation to the truth, Keitel responded: ?Absolutely, you cannot cross the line from a conflation of events to a distortion of the event. No. Where we have distorted something we have made a mistake?and that should be corrected.?

    Posted on Sep 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Suri Cruise
    From Vanity Fair

    Just a Friendly Reminder…

    Forty-six percent of Americans still believe there was a connection between Saddam and 9/11. The good news? That number is down from 69% since September 2003. (via Salon)

  • At this rate, the truth will become common knowledge around the same time Suri Cruise, above, graduates from college.

    Posted on Sep 7, 2006 READ MORE


  • Path to 9/11
    Courtesy ABC

    The ‘Path’ to a Distorted 9/11

    Several progressive bloggers have set up an online clearinghouse dedicated to exposing the fabrications in ABC/Disney?s upcoming miniseries “The Path to 9/11.” It urges ABC/Disney to scrub the film of outright falsehoods, or else shelve the film completely.
    UPDATE # 1:

  • ABC makes some minor changes to the film.
  • (much more after the jump…)

    Posted on Sep 7, 2006 READ MORE


    Ellen Goodman: Failures of Imagination

    Here is something I never imagined five years ago: that America would lose its status as the good guy in the struggle against terrorism.

    Posted on Sep 6, 2006 READ MORE


    Atta via Disney
    From AMERICAblog

    Bloggers Rage Over ABC/Disney 9/11 Miniseries

    ABC is planning to air a six-hour ?docudrama? on the fifth anniversary of 9/11 that lays the lion?s share of the blame for the Sept. 11 attacks on President Clinton. The progressive blogosphere is in a rage—as evidenced by the satirical photo above—over perceived bias on the part of the filmmakers and ABC/Disney. (Check out the controversy.)

    Posted on Sep 5, 2006 READ MORE


    Why the 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Resonate

    I (TD managing editor Blair Golson) have studiously avoided blogging about “The U.S. government planned 9/11” conspiracy theories because, frankly, they’re crap they strain credulity; no government it seems unlikely to the extreme that the government could keep a secret like that from leaking* (see editor’s note on the jump). But Time magazine has a good explanation of why 36% of people polled lend credence to these claims: We need grand theories to make sense of grand events, or the world just seems too random.

    Posted on Sep 5, 2006 READ MORE


    Rudy Giuliani
    From Amazon.com

    Book: Giuliani Was No Hero

    What if former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani wasn’t the hero everybody thought? What if, like Bush, Giuliani had ignored myriad pre-9/11 warnings about terrorism? What if he thus left the city ill-prepared to respond to such a disaster? That’s the provocative thesis of a new book written by two top-flight investigative journalists.

    Posted on Aug 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush comes clean
    From ThinkProgress

    Bush Admits Iraq Had ‘Nothing’ to Do With 9/11

    At his press conference today, the president came refreshingly (although just a tad belatedly) clean about the fact that Iraq played no part whatsoever in the Sept. 11 attacks. Watch it.
    A howler from Bush: “Nobody?s ever suggested in this administration that Saddam Hussein ordered the attack.” OK, maybe not in those words, but how ‘bout in these?

    Posted on Aug 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Confederacy of Dunces

    OK, deep breath time….
    30% of Americans cannot say in what year the Sept. 11 attacks took place, according to a Washington Post poll. Thirty. Percent.

    Posted on Aug 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Cage in World Trade Center
    imdb.com

    ?World Trade Center? Shuns Politics, Controversy

    The N.Y. Times says “World Trade Center” marks a departure for filmmaker Oliver Stone in that the movie has no hint of a political agenda. It’s a “harrowing return to a singular, disastrous episode in the recent past and a refuge from the ugly, depressing realities of its aftermath.”

    Posted on Aug 9, 2006 READ MORE


    9/11 Commissioners Troubled by Pentagon, FAA and Giuliani

    In their new book “Without Precedent,” 9/11 Commission Chairmen Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton discuss their frustration with the Pentagon and FAA, whose misstatements almost led to an investigation into possible deception.

    Posted on Aug 5, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush: Sept. 11 ‘Ended on a Relatively Humorous Note’

    In a 2003 interview with Ladies Home Journal, Bush told Peggy Noonan that during the late-night hours of Sept. 11, he and wife Laura were hustled around the White House in their bedtime clothes because it was thought a jet was going to crash into the building. “[T]he day ended on a relatively humorous note,” he said. “We got a laugh out of it.”
    “Bad taste” doesn’t really seem to do this justice.
    (h/t: Daou Report. Also: full-text interview.)

    Posted on Jun 1, 2006 READ MORE


    Pentagon Burning on 9/11
    From the BBC

    U.S. Releases 9/11 Pentagon Video

    Bowing to a Freedom of Information request, the U.S. government has released a video of what is apparently (thanks, reader Lorenzo) American Airlines Flight 77 slamming into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The group that made the FOIA request did so to dispel conspiracy theories.

    Posted on May 16, 2006 READ MORE


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