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John Kerry Blasts ABC’s ‘Path to 9/11’

by Pamela Leavey

The heat is on ABC for their phony docudrama, “The Path to 9/11” which scheduled to air in 2 days. Max Blumenthal has the skinny on the “secret right-wing network behind ABC’s 9/11 deception.”

In fact, “The Path to 9/11” is produced and promoted by a well-honed propaganda operation consisting of a network of little-known right-wingers working from within Hollywood to counter its supposedly liberal bias. This is the network within the ABC network. Its godfather is far right activist David Horowitz, who has worked for more than a decade to establish a right-wing presence in Hollywood and to discredit mainstream film and TV production. On this project, he is working with a secretive evangelical religious right group founded by The Path to 9/11’s director David Cunningham that proclaims its goal to “transform Hollywood” in line with its messianic vision.

Needless to say, Blumenthal exposes the truth, that not all of Hollywood is liberal, contrary to the popular right-wing claim. But, we already know that. As Ron reported earlier, film critics, historians and others have also been on the bandwagon criticizing the docudrama.

AP News reports that a “Democratic petition with nearly 200,000 signatures urged the network to scrap the five-hour drama,” however, ABC had “no response to the calls to abandon it.”

Taylor Marsh caught up with John Kerry today and got a statement from him on the docudrama, that as Taylor put it, “says it all”:

What I find most stunning in all of this is that now five years after the real 9/11 – as if any fiction could somehow make more searing what each and every one of us lived with our own eyes and ears – is that we need less revisionism about the past and a hell of a lot more reality about what’s going on now. Right now.

Instead of the fiction written to excuse the invasion of Iraq by exploiting the 3,000 mothers and fathers, sons and daughters who were lost that day — they were attacked and killed not by Saddam Hussein but by Osama bin Laden – we need the truth.

Here’s a little truth: The President pretends Iraq is the central front on the war on terror. It is not now, and never has been. His disastrous decisions have made Iraq a fuel depot for terror – fanning the flames of conflict around the world.

The terrorists are not on the run. Worldwide, terrorist acts are at an all-time high, more than tripling between 2004 and 2005. Al Qaeda has spawned a vast and decentralized network operating in 65 countries, most of them joining since 9/11. The Taliban now controls entire portions of southern Afghanistan, and just across the border Pakistan is just one coup away from becoming a radical jihadist state with nuclear weapons. The Middle East is more unstable than it has been in decades. Hezbollah flags fly from rooftops in Shiia slums of Sadr City and Iran is rebuilding Southern Lebanon. We have an Iraqi Prime Minister sustained in power by our forces, who will not speak against the Hezbollah terrorists, who will not say that Israel has a right to exist, and who will not condemn the Iranian nuclear program, who will not even as a national leader support the national army over the Shiite militia. In other words, the Iraq government that the administration cites as the front-line force in the fight against terrorism won’t even take our side when we are fighting terrorists. No American soldier should be asked to stand up for an Iraqi government that won’t stand up for the values and interests that draw them into battle every day. Oh, and the 9/11 commission recently gave our government a failing grade on implementing intelligence reforms.

I love watching movies, but with the world looking the way it is right now I think this is a good time to stick with just the facts. After Iraq, we’ve all had enough fiction to last a lifetime. – Senator John Kerry

As Taylor points out in her post, this whole premise behind “The Path to 9/11” is yet “another attempt to swiftboat the Democratic Party on issues of national security in an election year.” It’s something that John Kerry knows all too well at this point.

John Kerry will be giving a speech tomorrow on National Security at Boston’s Faneuil Hall and I have no doubt, he’ll be ratcheting up the volume on a few notches as he ripws into the failures of the Bush administration and the Republican leadership. On Sunday, Kerry will be on CNN’s “Late Edition” with Wolf Blitzer.

If you missed Kerry on Hardball last night you can watch it here and the transcript is available here. And on Wednesday during the debate on the “no confidence” vote on Rumsfeld, Kerry issued a serious slap down when he said, “I think it’s immoral for old men to send young Americans to fight and die in conflict with a strategy that is failing, and a mission that has not weakened terrorism but strengthened it.”

Enough is enough. Sign the DNC petition to Disney, if you haven’t yet.

7 Responses to “John Kerry Blasts ABC’s ‘Path to 9/11’”

  1. I see that Pam still has her Liberal Nose Shoved right up John Kerry’s ass. You and your Liberal morons and spin and spin all you want.

    Pam, please girl. Go wipe the shit off your nose and report the TRUTH and not your Biased Liberal BULL SHIT

  2. LOL. A drooler talking about truth or facts? You wouldn’t know either even if one bit you on the ass.

  3. ROFLMAO!! Dave, the fool is drooling all over the mod que. Gonna have to mop the place up after he is gone. What a vile little creature! Cursing like a conservative, and making about as much sense.


  5. MZEdwards

    Please do us all a favor and disappear into a blackhole in the internets. The only person with anything on their nose around here is you with the BuShit on it!

  6. MZEdwards Says:
    September 9th, 2006 at 12:58 pm

    Now Mike, you lil silly goose! What are you doing checking out another man’s package? Is that the real Neocon agenda? Really buddy, I don’t swing that way. But being a live and live person, I don’t hold it against you.

  7. I have a few observations to make about this whole controversy over the Path to 9/11. First, I would think rationality would tell anyone that when something like this: “The Path to 9/11,” will say in a disclaimer that it is a “dramatization . . . not a documentary” and contains “fictionalized scenes.” appears on the screen it is telling you something. IT IS PARTIALLY A WORK OF FICTION,PEOPLE!! Hence the term “docudrama” as opposed to “documentary”. Look it up if you don’t know the difference. Secondly, why is it considered OK for Michael Moore, or anyone else for that matter, to portray our CURRENT president in a deplorable light, but it is NOT OK to portray a FORMER president and his administration in a slightly bad light?? Shouldn’t the rules work both ways? Clinton has been out of office for SIX YEARS, so WHY does it matter at this point HOW he and his officials are portrayed?? I think they need to grow up and realize that if you are a public figure of ANY kind you WILL eventually be ridiculed for SOMETHING!! Next, I think it is appalling that Dems. like John Kerry have totally changed their tone on the War on Terror. Example (from the above interview with Mr. Kerry)they were attacked and killed not by Saddam Hussein but by Osama bin Laden – we need the truth.
    Here’s a little truth: The President pretends Iraq is the central front on the war on terror. It is not now, and never has been. His disastrous decisions have made Iraq a fuel depot for terror – fanning the flames of conflict around the world. This is markedly different from comments made by Mr. Kerry in Oct. 2002:“I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force — if necessary — to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.” — Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002 And in Jan. 2003:So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real…” — Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003
    Lastly, and in my opinion MOST importantly, the fact that the Dem. members of congress would even insinuate that ABC should not air the movie. Whether the Dems. petition to ABC was a threat against the station’s broadcasting license or not, the fact remains that this is a direct threat to the rights of free speech and press. Since when do people in this country not have the RIGHT to make up their own minds??!! If you see the film and think it’s crap, it is your RIGHT to think so. If you don’t think it is crap, it is your RIGHT to think so. To me the idea of petitioning to have something “pulled” off of network television because it portrays members of your party in an unfavorable light is symbiotic with communism and (for anyone who has read it) disturbingly like the government portrayed in George Orwell’s 1984. Big brother is watching you! Can anyone honestly say that they wish political parties to start screening tv programs before they air to make sure they don’t say anything bad, and yes, in some cases over dramatized about their political party?! When did we start deciding to give up our rights as rational human beings who are entitled to examine things and make up THIER OWN MINDS??!! I’m sure that these comments will be erased as noted above: (Bashing or attacking members of The Democratic Daily or Democratic leaders in office or candidates will not be tolerated)because I have voiced an opinion that doesn’t tow the Democratic party line (for the record I am an Independent)I just hope SOMEONE reads this, and if and when you do, please keep in mind that perhaps the greatest threat to our freedom may well not come from terrorism; It will likely come from OUR OWN political system!!! Always remember: Big Brother is watching you! (and is apparently watching ABC, also)