Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Michael Medved Reviews ABC's "Path to 9/11"

Listen to it here.

And another amazing interview, with Dennis Prager: Lawrence Wright, author of "The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11". NYTimes book review.

Listen to them both.

And then get back to me...


Blogger Mike's America said...

I have to listen to both of them before I get back to you?

My blood pressure hits the roof listening to the moonbats callers that Medved finds... I swear one of them was Pekka.

Thursday, September 07, 2006 12:31:00 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

I find it very interesting that the NYT's wrote a positive review of this book. I'm going to try to get a copy of "The Path to 9/11" because it sounds extremely informative.

I find this most upsetting:

"In one of the most remarkable scenes in the book, Ali Soufan, an F.B.I. agent assigned to Al Qaeda, was taken aside on Sept. 12 and finally shown the names and photos of the men the C.I.A. had known for more than a year and a half were in America. The planes had already struck. Soufan ran to the bathroom and retched."

9/ll could have, and should have been prevented! HOLY CRAP! THAT TOTALLY INFURIATES ME!

Thursday, September 07, 2006 6:21:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

9/ll could have, and should have been prevented! HOLY CRAP! THAT TOTALLY INFURIATES ME!


8 years of Clinton and 9 months of Bush before 9/11.

It could have been prevented only in hindsight. We were all asleep. Republicans and Democrats, and I don't think anyone is to blame, insofar as everyone is to blame. Shoulda, woulda, coulda. The only people that we can concretely blame for 9/11 are Osama and his thughadists.


Pekka cracks me up. I guess part of it is his attempts at "hitting you hard with harsh language" and tough talk. Since English isn't his first language, it comes out sounding funny.

Thursday, September 07, 2006 7:25:00 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Wordsmith, I understand where you are coming from, but the part that I can't seem to come to terms with is that the CIA knew these terrorists were in the country and didn't communicate it to the FBI. We didn't have communcation between these two institutions, but instead we had rivalry.

I'm not blaming anyone for terrorism other than Islamofascists... but knowing that cooperation between the CIA and FBI may have prevented 9/11 is not easy for me to deal with.

Still... like you said: "shoulda, woulda, coulda..." Yeah. I know. Hindsight is useless. You're right.

Thursday, September 07, 2006 8:07:00 AM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...


As soon as I get my speakers working again or just go get a new set is what I ought to do I will be able to listen.

I have been saying for years that Clinton was more interested in poking Monica than he was on National Security. There may be plenty of blame to go around but I blame the brunt of this on Clinton. After getting attacked repeatedly under Clinton, and Clinton not getting Bin Laden when he had the chance from the Sudan. And after the USS Cole, all evidence pointing to Bin Laden for all this, Clinton did NOTHING!

Thursday, September 07, 2006 10:45:00 AM  
Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Thanks to Clinton, the FBI and CIA were not allowed to communicate.

Thursday, September 07, 2006 12:30:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

But is that really Clinton's fault, Patrick? We were all asleep on terrorism. Well, except for under-celebrated heroes like John O'Neill.

What's important now, is that we learn from our mistakes and misteps, and stay focused and don't fall back to sleep on the seriousness of terrorism.

Thursday, September 07, 2006 12:41:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

An interesting little read regarding the relationship between the FBI and the CIA. I just don't think you can hold one man responsible for operational procedures and the lack of communications between the two agencies; agencies that have been around long before the Clinton Administration. Anymore than President Bush is responsible for micromanaging the Army Corps of Engineers and foresee levees that were inadequate to dealing with a Category 5 hurricane. Unless the directors of the CIA and the FBI specifically addressed the issue, saw that there was a problem, and made an attempt to bring it before the President.

I'm still looking around for anything substantive on this, so if anyone knows what I do not, link me up.

Thursday, September 07, 2006 12:58:00 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...


I understand what you are saying, but Jamie Gorelick was the one that created this "Wall" between the CIA and the FBI wasnt she?

I know there is plenty of blame to go around, I'm linking you up anyway even if I do not know what you do lol.

Thursday, September 07, 2006 1:18:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

I listened to the Medved interview. Very interesting ... I'm always amazed at the moon bats that call into these shows and how they pretend that they are right. Suureeee.

I think a lot of people knew that another terrorist attack was going to happen. Everyone knew. And this includes everyone from the New York District Attorney's Office, to the NYPD/FDNY, the Port Authority, FBI, CIA, NSA and the White House. Communication could have been better and also I think our immigration system allowed these people to be let in. For example, Ali A. Mohamed who knew basically all the details about the 9/11 attack, was able to get into the country after ratting out the CIA and being a known Egyptian radical. He then approached the US Army, he was accepted, he was assigned to the Special Forces, he left the country to fight in Afghanistan ... participated in a US Army video on the Middle East where he flaunted his radical views ... no one did anything. He left the Army eventually, went to Brooklyn, left the country several times after that. He then found the FBI, ratted them out as well. AND then he brought back several of the people involved in the 93 WTC attack (after training OBL). When the Canadians detained him, who did they call? Well ... the FBI of course, and they let him go.

That's what the problem was. 9/11 was going to happen. I think we see that if the terrorists aren't successful the first time, they will try again. It took them two times to bring down the towers and the surrounding builidngs next to them. They tried once to bring down planes in the Pacific and then they tried to do it again over the Atlantic.

We may not be able to prevent the next wave either if people continue to sabatoge the work that our men and women are doing every day to protect our country.

Plus the CIA isn't suppose to be involved with things that happen here in the US but overseas. In recent years, that's changed a bit, there are more FBI offices popping up around the world.

Thursday, September 07, 2006 3:07:00 PM  
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Thursday, September 07, 2006 3:11:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Oops, I forgot to properly link the article:,0,6155461.story?coll=cl-tv-features" target=_blank">ABC alters 9/11 show under pressure

How sad. I mean it was to be expected. But I thought just maybe this once, ABC would have stood up to them (aka the Liberal groups of America).

Thursday, September 07, 2006 3:14:00 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

I listened to the Medved review. He is good, I wish we had him on a KC station.

I just posted an update on all this controversy quoting your other favorite guy's blog Hugh Hewitt.

Thursday, September 07, 2006 3:18:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

amie Gorelick was the one that created this "Wall" between the CIA and the FBI wasnt she?

I don't know. I'd have to use my best friend, Google. And I'm researched-out, right now. I think she had a hand in making the communications between the CIA and the FBI worse, but I don't know if she is the one who created that "wall".

I know there is plenty of blame to go around, I'm linking you up anyway even if I do not know what you do lol.

HuH? What do I do? What...? !?

Linking me...does that mean I can expect a visit from Mrs. Green and Purple Jesus?


I'm glad you and Chatt took the time to listen. Michael Medved's one of my favorites. Hugh's perhaps my favorite. Plus, he introduced me to the blogosphere and kept me sane during the 2004 Election with his optimism.

I've been reading up on John P. O'Neill.

Thursday, September 07, 2006 11:21:00 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...


HuH? What do I do? What...? !?

Linking me...does that mean I can expect a visit from Mrs. Green and Purple Jesus?

Haha, I'm sure you can handle them. I meant the story of the Medved Interview. So anyone WITH speakers can hear this.

After tonight I dont think Mrs Green will be comming back, well till she makes up another name lol.

Friday, September 08, 2006 9:40:00 PM  

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