Will the Republican Senate Allow Us to Learn the Truth about 9-11?

What reason can there be to hide the truth about 9-11?


Only two years ago Bob Allen asked why the American public has not been permitted to know about those missing 28 pages in the report.

So… our government acknowledges there were nations involved in the 9-11 attacks, but apparently the citizens of this nation are not allowed to see what our own, taxpayer-funded agencies and reports say.

Does anyone else find this to be an outrage? What gives our government—our government—the right to withhold such information about an act of war committed against us? Why are we not deemed worthy to know the truth?

Is it because if we knew what was in those 28 pages we would demand a response that the spineless wimps in Congress don’t want to take? Again, what gives these weasels whose paychecks come out of our back pockets the right to keep such information “classified,” and out of our hands?

So the question is, now that the Republicans have won the Senate, will that make any difference for the push to declassify the documents? Reportedly, the movement to reveal those hidden pages of the report is growing stronger. According to the New York Post,

The drive to declassify the 28 censored pages of the congressional 9/11 report detailing the Saudi Arabian government’s possible role in the terror attacks has become a full-blown movement, complete with letter-writing campaigns, lawsuits and legislation.

On Wednesday, the former co-chairman of the panel that produced the heavily-redacted 2002 report will hold a Capitol Hill press conference calling for its complete release. Former Democratic Sen. Bob Graham will join Reps. Walter Jones (R-NC) and Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.), as well as 9/11 families, to demand President Obama shine light on the entire blanked-out Saudi section.

Graham claims the redaction is part of an ongoing “coverup” of the role of Saudi officials in the 9/11 plot. He maintains the Saudi hijackers got financial aid and other help from the Saudi consulate in Los Angeles and the Saudi embassy in Washington, as well as from wealthy Sarasota, Fla., patrons tied to the Saudi royal family.

Jones and Lynch say they will reintroduce their resolution urging Obama to declassify the information in the newly seated Congress. The bipartisan bill has attracted 21 co-sponsors, including 10 Republicans and 11 Democrats, since first introduced 12 months ago.

I’m not sure that Congress can ultimately do more than ask President Obama to declassify the material. If he won’t, I hope that Republican candidates will weigh in on the issue during their campaign. I would love to see a candidate run on releasing the information. As Bob Allen has eloquently stated, there is no excuse that it is still classified.