Senator Patrick Leahy (D - Vermont)
By Jon Gold
“The two questions that the congress will not ask, because republicans wont allow it, is why did 9/11 happen on George Bush’s watch when he had clear warnings that it was going to happen? Why did they allow it to happen? And secondly, when they had Osama Bin Laden cornered why didnt they get him? Had there been an independent congress, one that could ask questions these questions would have been asked years ago.”
That was said on 9/29/2006 by Senator Patrick Leahy on the Amy Goodman show.
The 2006 Elections came and went, and the Democrats won the majority in both the House and Senate.
In January of 2007, vt911.org “working through the fall and early winter gathered more than 1,350 signatures — 5 percent of the city’s registered voters — to put an advisory question about 9/11 on the city’s Town Meeting Day ballot.” The question on the ballot would have asked for “a new, thorough, and truly independent forensic investigation that fully addresses the many questions surrounding the tragic events of September 11, 2001.”
Before the vote was even decided on, Senator Patrick Leahy decided that he wouldn’t support it regardless of the outcome saying that he “respects the work and the findings of the 9/11 Commission. Their report was highly critical of the failures and miscues they discovered, and they recommended a wide range of reforms. Since then, some have come up with their own theories, and that’s always the case after major events like this. The 9/11 Commission’s report remains the most credible, the most thorough and the most constructive investigation that has been undertaken about those attacks.”
I’m sorry to say that the vote was lost. Nice effort though.
On November 3, 2007, at the “9/11: Families, First Responders, & Experts Speak Out Symposium”, Patty Casazza revealed that “whistle-blowers” approached the “Jersey Girls” during the 9/11 Commission Hearings in the hopes that they would get the 9/11 Commission to subpoena them. Reason being, they saw what was happening to Sibel Edmonds, and were afraid to come forward. She claims that the information these people possess show that this Government knew the day, the type of attack, and the targets. She also claims the 9/11 Commission promised that each “whistle-blower” would be mentioned in the 9/11 Report. They were not. So much for “the most thorough and the most constructive investigation that has been undertaken about those attacks.”
As was mentioned, the Democrats won the majority in both the House and the Senate. On 9/29/2006, Senator Patrick Leahy’s excuse as to why no questions about 9/11 would be tolerated was “because republicans wont allow it.”
My question to Senator Patrick Leahy is…
Who won’t allow it now?