The Commission

The Commission

The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
A behind-the-scenes report on the personalities, political agendas, and conspiracy theories surrounding the 9/11 Commission reveals how the commission forced the Bush Administration to open top-secret files on terrorist threats while retaining key secrets of its own.

Blackwell North Amer
In 2002, the most important federal commission in decades was established to examine the events surrounding the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor. In 2004, the 9/11 Commission issued its unanimous report to broad acclaim.
Now, in this groundbreaking investigation of the 9/11 investigators, veteran New York Times journalist Philip Shenon reveals stunning shortcomings in the Commission's work - a series of oversights, omissions, and distortions that raise fundamental questions about 9/11 and the government's failure to prevent it.
From the Commission's inception, Shenon covered its workings on a daily basis, developing sources at all levels of the investigation. For this book, he returned to those sources to write the definitive account of how the Commission operated, who influenced its findings, how political considerations interfered, and what didn't make it into the final report.
The Commission is an eye-opening account of how Washington really works: the manipulations of politicians, the secrets of intelligence officers, the battles over information, the pursuit of truth.

Hachette Book Group
In a work of history that will make headlines, New York Times reporter Philip Shenon investigates the investigation of 9/11 and tells the inside story of most important federal commission since the the Warren Commission. Shenon uncovers startling new information about the inner workings of the 9/11 commission and its relationship with the Bush White House. The Commission will change our understanding of the 9/11 investigation -- and of the attacks themselves.

& Taylor

A report on the personalities, political agendas, and conspiracy theories surrounding the 9/11 Commission reveals how the commission forced the Bush Administration to open top-secret files on terrorist threats while retaining key secrets of its own.

Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 457 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780446580755
Branch Call Number: 973.931 She


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Apr 04, 2015

From Tiger Trap by David Wise [how the FBI clowns compromise national security for sex with Chinese female agents] to this book, who need say more? Quite the book! The author presents a professional journalistic profile of the 9/11 Commission, and the first 100 pages alone should make the typical reader's blood boil! Tenet [CIA], Ashcroft [attorney general] and Freeh and Mueller [FBI] belong to the super-screwup club! I differ from the author's description of Mueller's misspeaking - - he was the consummate liar. [Robert Mueller III falsely claimed there were no indications of the FBI of the 9/11 attacks - - ignoring the Kenneth Williams' Phoenix memo, the repeated communications from Coleen Rowley and Harry Samit in Minneapolis, et cetera]. Even though exhaustively researched, because of its 2008 publication there is no mention of Alfreda Bikowsky Silverstein [CIA], nor the recondite facts of Julia Sirrs, a truly patriotic former anlyst with the DIA, who was savaged by them, nor Robin Raphel, one of those highly questionable State Department types, presently under investigation for espionage! [Yet another book offering concrete proof as to why the CIA, FBI {IMHO the DIA, also} should be purged and broken up, with detailed audits of each agency performed!]

voisjoe1 Feb 03, 2014

“The Commission” is a study of the of the politics that led to the government report of the 9/11 tragedy. The second in command, Philip Zelikow, previously wrote Bush’s justification for starting the Iraq War (to find the Weapons of Mass Destruction, which did not exist), although Cheney still today says there were WMD, but we just never could find any. Condoleezza Rice tried to propagate the story that PDB of August 6, 2001 was entitled “bin Laden determined to strike the US” not “bin Laden determined to strike in the US.” The Saudi royal family was financing the enablers of the two Al Qaeda hijackers that were openly living in San Diego. Attorney General Ashcroft, boss of director of the FBI, preferred working on stuff like ending abortion and did not want to hear anymore about terrorism threats against the US. Some members of the commission believe that the Commission Report's downplaying of the Bush/Cheney/Rice lack of concern about al Qaeda won the 2004 election for Bush/Cheney (along with the Report's refusal to slam the Bush/Chaney's continued falsified theory that Al Qaeda/Saddam Hussein were working together).

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