"On 9-11, 9-12 and 9-13, many things didn't get any higher than me," he said. "I decided it in consultation with the FBI."
It appears that Clarke is admitting responsibility for a wider range of dates than just 9-14 thru 9-20.
I'm not sure what Clarke is admitting. Here's what I mean:
"The Hill said a political controversy has been brewing over who approved the six controversial flights that carried 140 Saudi citizens."
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"Most of the 26 passengers aboard a Sept. 20, 2001, fight were relatives of Osama bin Laden, whom intelligence officials blamed for the attacks almost immediately after they happened, The Hill said."
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"But this new account of the events seemed to contradict Clarke's sworn testimony before the Sept. 11 commission at the end of March, The Hill said."
"The request came to me, and I refused to approve it," Clarke testified. "I suggested that it be routed to the FBI and that the FBI look at the names of the individuals who were going to be on the passenger manifest and that they approve it or not. I spoke with the at the time No. 2 person in the FBI, Dale Watson, and asked him to deal with this issue. The FBI then approved the flight."
So, was Clarke lying then or is he lying now?