Thursday, March 11, 2004

Saudi Prince Knew Attacks Would Occur on 9/11

The President has cynically used the 9/11 attacks in campaign ads. His response to the criticism is that he will talk about 9/11 whenever possible. OK Mr. President. Let's talk.

Maybe the President can start by talking about the Bin Laden relatives and other Saudis who left the U.S. in the days immediately following 9/11. All aircraft were grounded, except for these flights whisking Saudi royals and Bin Ladens out of the country.

Salon has the story of links between the Saudis and the Bushes and how two of Osama Bin Laden's siblings were among those allowed to leave the country without being interrogated. It also tells the story of Saudi Prince Ahmed. An al-Qaeda source says that the now deceased prince knew that America would be attacked on 9/11.

I agree with the President. He needs to talk about 9/11.