Monday, September 11, 2006

ABC's 'Path to 9/11' (Updated)

(original post on 9/6 - updates below)

THE PATH TO 9/11From Brent Bozell's blog:

ABC's Compelling 'Path to 9/11'
To mark the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attack on America, ABC Entertainment is presenting a six-hour miniseries titled "The Path to 9/11," a forceful, compelling docudrama chronicling the struggles faced by America's counter-terrorist experts between the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993 and the fatal one in 2001. Unlike the tone of too much of our reporting on terrorism, where anyone who fights terrorism is depicted as either assembling naked Muslim pyramids if in Iraq, or listening to Grandma's phone calls if at home, this film treats the fight against terror as deadly business, and not just deadly business but a noble struggle for the survival of our nation. ...

... ABC chief Bob Iger reportedly has told his staff he believes this is one television show all of America needs to see. He's right.
Watch it... commercial free!

Sunday, September 10 @ 8/7c
Monday, September 11 @ 8/7c

An analysis, and a preview.

MM - 9/11 pledge: 'I will not submit'Michelle Malkin has a post-9/11 vocabulary lesson:
Infidels/Kafirs. Anyone who is not a Muslim.

Sharia. This is the set of Islamic legal principles and traditions that our enemies seek to impose on us. It's a path that leads inexorably to the subjugation of women, stoning of adulterers, "honor killings" of rape victims, bans on beauty pageants, cinema and the viewing of soccer matches, death threats against authors, filmmakers, cartoonists and apostates who renounce Islam, and calls for beheadings of all who insult their faith.

Caliphate.A Muslim world government ruled according to sharia. It is what American al Qaeda Adam Gadahn envisions in his latest "Convert or die" propaganda video when he asserts, "Islam is the only religion acceptable to God," and "God recognizes no separation between religion and state." It is the dream not just of Osama bin Laden, but of Islamic imperialists throughout history.

Taqiyya. Religious deception. Jihadists are taught in al Qaeda training manuals to lie. To fabricate tales about how their captors treat them (see Gitmo). To lie in claiming "There is no compulsion in religion" while forcing conversions at gunpoint (see the "Holy Jihad Brigades" conversion video starring Fox News journalists Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig). To conceal their true mission (see hijackers' visa applications). Dissimulation for the sake of Islam is sanctioned by the Koran.

Dhimmitude. The official state of inferiority of non-Muslims under Islam; the bowing and scraping of vanquished infidels to their intellectual and military conquerors. You saw it in the immediate post-9/11 appeasement of Muslims angered by the name "Operation Infinite Justice" (it was an insult to Mohammed). You saw it in the cowards of the mainstream media unwilling to defend free speech during the Mohammed cartoon rage. You saw it in the mau-mauing over the faked Koran-flushings at Camp Delta. You see it in our government's persistent pandering to grievance-mongering groups yelling "Islamophobia" and filing lawsuits at every turn. ...

The left of the blogosphere is throwing a tantrum.

The NY Times chimes in too.

Paul Nowak cartoonsUpdate 1: More selective outrage.

Update 2: Clinton wants a change... and gets it.

Update 3: NewsBusters has added a taxonomy term for Path to 9/11... here.

Update 4: The slicing & dicing begins... as the cover-up continues.

Update 5: "I just want people to tell the truth": (video)

Update 6: Meltdown: Dean, Berger, Albright, lefty historians demand “Path” be edited cancelled

Dereliction of Duty by Lt. Col. Robert 'Buzz' Patterson, USAF (Ret.)Update 7: Clinton aide says 9/11 film 'correct' - "Path to 9/11" Producer consulted with military attaché who saw aborted attacks on bin Laden. Clinton blew 6 chances to get Bin Laden. (by preventing them from regaining power, we are saving them from themselves!)

The Constitutional Record of President Clinton:
(Click here for all policy analysis from the Cato Institute)
As his first term of office drew to a close, Bill Clinton proclaimed, "One of my highest goals as President has been . . . to protect and uphold the Constitution." In light of the evidence set forth in this study, it seems obvious that that statement was simply a platitudinous throwaway line that was completely devoid of substance.
An exceptional liar.

Update 8: RedState has the clips. (hat tip AllahPundit)

Final Update Update 9: Govendini Murty had an advance preview:
... Let me start by saying that "The Path to 9/11" is one of the best, most intelligent, most pro-American miniseries I've ever seen on TV, and conservatives should support it and promote it as vigorously as possible.

This is the first Hollywood production I’ve seen that honestly depicts how the Clinton administration repeatedly bungled the capture of Osama Bin Laden. One astonishing sequence in "The Path to 9/11" shows the CIA and the Northern Alliance surrounding Bin Laden’s house in Afghanistan. They're on the verge of capturing Bin Laden, but they need final approval from the Clinton administration in order to go ahead. They phone Clinton, but he and his senior staff refuse to give authorization for the capture of Bin Laden, for fear of political fall-out if the mission should go wrong and civilians are harmed. National Security Adviser Sandy Berger in essence tells the team in Afghanistan that if they want to capture Bin Laden, they'll have to go ahead and do it on their own without any official authorization. That way, their necks will be on the line - and not his. The astonished CIA agent on the ground in Afghanistan repeatedly asks Berger if this is really what the administration wants. Berger refuses to answer, and then finally just hangs up on the agent. The CIA team and the Northern Alliance, just a few feet from capturing Bin Laden, have to abandon the entire mission. Bin Laden and Al Qaeda shortly thereafter bomb the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, killing over 225 men, women, and children, and wounding over 4000. The episode is a perfect example of Clinton-era irresponsibility and incompetence.
Some of the first episode was cut . AllahPundit has the comparison of pre-cut to final release... here.

It's not about blaming Clinton, or anyone else for that matter. It's about us as a nation gaining a greater understanding of the enemy that has for a long time - longer than many still realize - wanted to kill us all... and still does.

Update 10: Kevin McCullough is all over the pathetic liberal sissies. Close to 200 comments on his article over at Here's a taste:
Unable to compete in the world of free debate with transparent facts, liberals behaved like children this week - proving that in the end national security and even national identity are always subservient to their own ego, reputation, and appearance.

It was pathetic, cowardly, and sickening.

It is also far too typical. ...
Also worth noting - 9/11 Commissioners Kean and Lehman Speak Out in Favor of ‘Path’ Docudrama

Again, NewsBusters has tons of coverage here.

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