Open the 9/11 books
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Most of the public has likely forgotten that the congressional report on the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington contained a secret section. It’s still secret. But kudos to U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.)and a colleague for their bipartisan effort to uncover these surely unnecessary secrets.
Lynch and his co-sponsor of a resolution requesting the president to declassify the relevant 28 pages have been permitted to read the material themselves.
“These pages contain information that is vital to a full understanding of the events and circumstances surrounding this tragedy,” Lynch said in a statement announcing the resolution.
His colleague, Rep. Walter B. Jones (R-N.C.), hinted at the nature of what’s being hidden: “The information contained in the redacted pages is critical to our foreign policy moving forward and should thus be available to the American public.
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