Well, well, well. President George was in one hell of bind this week when it turned that that
This caused some real confusion in my staff where a gay member of our investigations team announced he was changing his allegiance from Howard Dean to George Bush. “Bush Saves Gays from Marriage! Bush Saves Gays!” he rushed around the office beaming. “Gay people exempt from going to in-laws for Thanksgiving dinner! Gay-mericans exempt from PTA meetings and hiring divorce lawyers!”
But then I had to bring him down to earth. (‘Had to’ because, while Bush announced last month that our conquest of
But here’s the real kick in the head. Turns out that unlike the 18 minutes missing from the Nixon tape, the 28 pages missing from Congress’ publicly released report on the September 11 attack has been found. And it turns out to be a summary of
And now, the New York Times tells us, the US Senate has been embarrassed into holding hearings on those Saudi charity fronts including one named WAMY.
Of course, this is ancient news to those who watched my report on WAMY and Saudi funding of terror — broadcast on BBC’s evening news on November 9, 2001. (In the
And here’s the ugly little punchline to the story you WON’T read in the Times. Why has the Bush Administration covered up for WAMY and the Saudi’s other blood-soaked ‘charity’ operations?
For the answer, let me take you back to
The Bakhsh booty continued a pattern of the young Bush being saved from his dire business decisions by a line of Sheik angels. His first oil company, Arbusto, going bust-o, was aided by the American financial representative of the bin Ladin family.
And on BBC TV last month, I reported this: following the bombing of our embassies, the Clinton Administration sent two delegations to
Furthermore, in the summer of 2001, Mr. Bush disbanded the
Now that’s a wee bit embarrassing. Something you wouldn’t want in a congressional report. Something you may not want the FBI to dwell on. (And you can unlock the womens and children: the BBC reports will NOT be broadcast on
And there’s this: a document marked “Secret” and “199I” (meaning ‘national security’) which found its way out of the offices of the FBI in into the office of our BBC/Guardian newspaper team. It indicates (and whistleblowers confirmed) that, prior to the September 11 attack, the Bush Administration held back agents of the FBI from tracking two members of the bin Laden family. According to the buried FBI report, the bin Laden lads were operating in the
But we mustn’t ask too many questions of the Bush Administration’s blindfolding the FBI, nor, Heaven forbid, discomfit the Saudis over their contributions to Terror-R-Us. After all, in
Greg Palast is author of the New York Times bestseller, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, which includes the award-winning report, “Did Our President Spike the Investigation of bin Laden?” View his report for BBC Television’s Newsnight on Bush, WAMY and the bin Ladens at www.GregPalast.com