In Their Own Words: Admissions from the people who wrote the 9/11 Commission Report that it was compromised
Simuvac, who posts at 911Blogger.com, has compiled a list of quotations from "Without Precedent", a book about the 9/11 Commission by Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, who were Chair and Vice-Chair of the 9/11 Commission. See what the 9/11 Commissioners themselves think about the 9/11 Commission's investigation; conflicts of interest, lack of access to important records and witnesses, lack of cooperation by the Bush Administration, FAA, DoD, House Speaker Denny Hastert, etc. While the Commissioners do not say in their book that their investigation was a whitewash, coverup and fraud, when viewed individually and together their own statements from their book cast doubt and raise questions.Some might maintain nothing's being covered up besides incompetence and negligence- but how do we know?
The 9/11 Commission Report ignored 70% of the questions (.pdf) posed by the 9/11 victims families- and more questions have been raised since, as more information has come out. A number of family members have called for a new investigation.
"In Their Own Words" is also the title of a DVD made by the creators of 9/11: Press for Truth, which chronicles the struggle of the families for answers, and documents information and official statements that contradict what we've been told about 9/11.
The information in these films (and a LOT more) can also be found in the Complete 9/11 Timeline at HistoryCommons.org
Quotations from Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 911 Commission, by Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton
"We were set up to fail" (14).
"The chief obstacle was the White House, which argued that the congressional inquiry was continuing, and that an independent investigation would distract the government from waging the ongoing war on terrorism" (17).
"The two sides decided to split the difference, allowing eighteen months for the inquiry—a period of time that proved insufficient" (20).
"The White House also suggested some candidates for executive director for our staff. The importance of this position cannot be overstated" (22).
"…we seriously only considered one candidate: Philip Zelikow…. Zelikow was a controversial choice. In the 1990s, as an academic, he had co-authored, with Condoleezza Rice, a book about German unification, and he later assisted Stephen Hadley in running the National Security Council transition for the incoming Bush administration in 2000-2001" (28).