It should be no surprise after reading about the Clinton Voodoo doll commercial being pulled from the air that the Clintonistas are crying for more censorship yet again (they are friends of Tipper after all) --this time over the ABC mini-series "Path to 9/11".
The movie contains an ancient fact and the Dems act like everyone doesn't know it already --that Clinton had the chance to get Bin Laden and turned it down. What's all the hoopla over old news? Conservatives have been blogging about this for two years...
"... A miniseries about the events leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks is "terribly wrong" and ABC should correct it or not air it, a group of former Clinton administration officials and Senate Democrats said in letters to the head of the network's parent company.
But in a statement released Thursday afternoon in apparent response to the growing uproar, ABC said, "No one has seen the final version of the film, because the editing process is not yet complete, so criticisms of film specifics are premature and irresponsible."
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, Clinton Foundation head Bruce Lindsey and Clinton adviser Douglas Band wrote in the past week to Robert Iger, CEO of ABC's parent The Walt Disney Co., to express concern over "The Path to 9/11." They were joined Thursday by Democratic Sens. Harry Reid of Nevada, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, Charles Schumer of New York and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota, who sent a joint letter to Iger asking the broadcast be canceled.
The two-part miniseries, scheduled to air Sunday and Monday, is drawn from interviews and documents including the report of the Sept. 11 commission.
The Clinton administration letter writers said the miniseries contained factual errors, and that their requests to see it had gone unanswered...." (source)
A huge problem here for the Democrats (and Clinton) is that the well respected Governor Thomas H. Kean (Chairman, The 9/11 Commission) was the senior consultant for this film (based on the 9/11 commission report) and he says that he made sure the script was factual... And then there's the statement from Clinton's Rove, Dick Morris:
"...Morris claims that Clinton's national security adviser, Sandy Berger, and the president himself "were both responsible for failing to catch or kill bin Laden on several different occasions."
Morris has served Clinton as an advisor for twenty years and notably as Clinton's senior campaign strategist during his 1996 re-election.
Morris states that the evidence for this failure is documented in the 9/11 Commission's report and summarized in "Because He Could," the book about Clinton that Morris co-authored with his wife Eileen McGann.
The commission's report, released in the summer of 2004, "highlighted the weak, incompetent, hesitant, and inconsistent attempts of the Clinton administration to kill or capture Osama bin Laden," according to the book, which devotes an entire chapter to Clinton's mishandling of the threat.
"The report's account shows the president and his advisers at their worst." (source)
Powerline reminds us of the DNC's reaction to CBS pulling the Reagan mini-series... just to elucidate the hypocrisy:
"CBS's decision is — to put it mildly — disturbing. Essentially the network has given the ruling party veto power over the content it puts on the air." Remind me what they're asking for now...?
Now, I haven't heard about Bush or Senate Republicans trying to pull the plug on the TV "documentary" (also to be shown at the Toronto film festival in English and Arabic) that depicts the assassination of President Bush: Death of a President.