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Bush Signs Bill, Names Kissinger to Head Sept. 11 Probe
Fox News ^ | Nov. 27, 2002 | Major Garrett

Posted on 11/27/2002 7:33:43 AM PST by Brandon

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:35:13 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON  — Reluctant to open an independent probe, President Bush nonetheless signed legislation Wednesday creating a blue-ribbon panel to investigate intelligence failures before Sept. 11, and has chosen former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to chair the group.

"Dr. Kissinger will bring broad experience, clear thinking and careful judgment to this important task," Bush said at a signing ceremony in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. "Mr. Secretary, thank you for returning to the service of your nation."


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1 posted on 11/27/2002 7:33:43 AM PST by Brandon
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To: Brandon
Kissinger?!
2 posted on 11/27/2002 7:34:12 AM PST by Registered
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To: Brandon
Is this a joke?
3 posted on 11/27/2002 7:35:55 AM PST by alphadog
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To: Registered
Kissinger?!

It could be worse, they could have chose Darlin' Arlen Spector.

4 posted on 11/27/2002 7:35:55 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: alphadog
No joke. As Dave Barry would say, "I am not making this up!"

I'm normally a pretty strong fan of the President, but this choice is disappointing.

5 posted on 11/27/2002 7:37:22 AM PST by Brandon
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To: Askel5
ping
6 posted on 11/27/2002 7:38:19 AM PST by toenail
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To: Registered
Actually, a good appointment, because Kissinger will not be a loose cannon, and will do as he's told.

No one could possibly expect anything useful to come from such an exercise in futility, so it's just as well to have a pro running it who can keep it from getting out of control.

Meantime, Bush needs to straighten out the CIA and the FBI without waiting around for a report. It doesn't need an independent probe to do that, it needs some good, strong leaders at the top to replace Mueller and Tenet--one of whome is an incompetent, the other a clintonoid stooge.
7 posted on 11/27/2002 7:39:44 AM PST by Cicero
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To: Brandon
Guiliani or even Ken Starr would have been better; a little prosecutorial and investigative experience.

Can you spell whitewash and stonewall?
9 posted on 11/27/2002 7:40:54 AM PST by swarthyguy
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To: Brandon
Another New World Orderer.
10 posted on 11/27/2002 7:41:00 AM PST by nygoose
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To: Brandon
Another New World Orderer.
11 posted on 11/27/2002 7:41:00 AM PST by nygoose
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To: Cicero
"exercise in futility"

Really? I'm pretty sure the families who lost loved ones will disagree.
12 posted on 11/27/2002 7:42:22 AM PST by Liberty Teeth
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To: Registered
Now we'll get the truth.

;^)

13 posted on 11/27/2002 7:42:43 AM PST by js1138
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To: Brandon
Get to the Saudi problem, Mr. President....you don't need Henry Kissinger to tell you it was them.
14 posted on 11/27/2002 7:44:05 AM PST by Victor
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To: dirtboy
How about Bob Barr?
15 posted on 11/27/2002 7:44:14 AM PST by js1138
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To: Brandon
I was hoping that I would never have to hear this man speak again. I never did and never will trust him.
16 posted on 11/27/2002 7:44:16 AM PST by Capt_Hank
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To: Cicero
I agree, I think that Kissenger is the perfect choice. I saw him on Greta Von Sustern's show, last week and he was really good. She couldn't get him to say one thing bad about Bush or the way he has handled the terrorist/Iraq situation. He was always one step ahead of her.
17 posted on 11/27/2002 7:44:27 AM PST by Eva
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To: Cicero
I just saw terrorism expert Steve Emerson (unbiased) on MSNBC say that Kissinger was an excellent choice. He said he met with him and others after 9-11 and that Kissinger was very well-informed and articulate on the issues. One of the best informed, he said. MSNBC anchor tried to get Emerson to say something negative, of course, but he did not. I think Kissinger is a good choice..as you said, he will not allow those seeking nothing but political points to score. President Bush said in his remarks that the commission will seek every detail, including the YEARS LEADING UP TO 9-11. Looks like he is not going to allow the clinton crowd to get away with their lies. Good for him.
18 posted on 11/27/2002 7:44:37 AM PST by Wait4Truth
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To: Brandon
this choice is disappointing

I admire your restraint. The first term that came to my mind referred to reduced air pressure... '-}

19 posted on 11/27/2002 7:44:43 AM PST by TXnMA
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To: Registered

20 posted on 11/27/2002 7:46:12 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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