“What is the Bush administration afraid of?
Perhaps it is the CIA inspector general’s report on 9/11, completed in June of this year. The CIA will not even release it to the House intelligence committee which requested the study two years ago. When it comes to the Bush administration and accountability, the buck doesn’t stop until at least after the upcoming election, it appears. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the CIA report differs from all the other analyses of 9/11 in its bluntness and willingness to name specific names of high-level government officials who were missing in action before the attacks.
In an administration that will not admit that it makes any mistakes and in which no government official has been held accountable for either the 9/11 tragedy or the Iraq misadventure, such a report must cause great alarm.
The only legitimate reason for holding back the report is national security, yet neither our new CIA chief nor the previous acting director has used national security as an explanation for the delay, and the anonymous intelligence source cited in the Los Angeles Times backs that up: ‘It surely does not involve issues of national security.’ The CIA has even refused pleas from families who lost loved ones in 9/11.
This pattern of suppression is nothing new. The administration fought the creation of the 9/11 Commission until shamed into supporting it by the 9/11 families.” Urge President Bush to immediately release the CIA Inspector General’s 9/11 report.