Monday, July 18, 2016

Info on Tap

Bob Graham pushed the Bush and Obama administrations to declassify the notorious 28, shows the first al-Qaeda prisoner in CIA custody had the phone number of a company that took care of Prince Bandar bin Sultan’s Colorado,  who was so close to the Bushes he was known as Bandar Bush

W said releasing the pages back then would “make it harder for us to win the war on terror”. But now that we can see them, it’s clear that the reverse is true: It was the Saudis who repeatedly stymied US efforts to crack down on al-Qaeda in the years before 9/11.

If the 28 pages had been released in 2002, the revelations might have helped stop the Iraq invasion by refocusing attention where it belonged, on real links between al-Qaeda and Saudi royals, rather than the fantasy links between al-Qaeda and Saddam