Monday, September 15, 2014

AMERICA - Classified Pages of 9/11 Report

"Classified pages of a 9/11 report may implicate key U.S. ally" PBS NewsHour 9/11/2014


JUDY WOODRUFF (NewsHour):  In the 13 years since the 9/11 attacks, not every question about that day has been answered.  Potentially explosive revelations that may implicate a key U.S. ally in the attacks remain hidden from public view, classified and stored beneath the U.S. Capitol Building.

Jeffrey Brown has our story.

JEFFREY BROWN (NewsHour):  Twenty-eight pages of a joint congressional inquiry into the 9/11 attacks were classified by the George W. Bush administration, which claimed they contained information that would hurt the war on terror.

But some lawmakers argue the pages reveal little about national security and a great deal about the government of Saudi Arabia’s role in the attacks.  They say that the pages tell the story of Saudi officials meeting with and even funding two of the 9/11 hijackers when they first arrived in the U.S.

It’s all in a story by Lawrence Wright in this week’s “New Yorker” magazine.  Wright is author of “The Looming Tower” about events leading to the 9/11 attack.  His new book is “Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David.”

And he joins me now.

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