Philip Zelikow - Executive Director of the 9/11 Whitewash

Philip Zelikow: The Bush Administration Investigates the Bush Administration -
(Part 1 of 4)

9/11 Commission Executive Director Philip Zelikow has deep, lasting ties to several members of both the Bush I and Bush II Administrations. Any one of these connections could have been deemed sufficient to eliminate Zelikow from consideration on the basis of non-independence. Consider:

  • Zelikow was an aide to Brent Scowcroft, National Security Advisor to George H.W. Bush;
  • Zelikow was part of the Bush II transition team and worked closely with Condoleeza Rice, George W. Bush's National Security Advisor. As advisor to Rice, Zelikow would sit in on high-level meetings on the terror threat in early 2001.
  • 1999 Zelikow co-authored a book with Rice, entitled "Germany Unified and Europe Transformed: A Study in Statecraft".
  • Zelikow was appointed to President Bush's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board in the aftermath of 9/11.

Despite these connections, Zelikow was appointed Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission in November 2003. 1 His intimate relationship with the Bush White House did not end with the publication of the Commission Report. Shortly after departing the Commission he became Counselor of the Department of State, where he would once again work alongside Condoleeza Rice.

There are lesser-known facts about Zelikow's connections to the Bush Administration that are equally disturbing. For instance, in the early 1990s Zelikow directed the Aspen Strategy Group, members of which have staffed key positions in both the Bush and Clinton Administrations. Interestingly, Judith Miller, the former NY Times reporter implicated in the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame, is another emeritus member of ASG. I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, indicted in October 2005 on a total of five counts of obstruction of justice, making false statements and perjury, wrote a cryptic letter to the jail-bound Miller that seemed both to reference Miller's association with the Aspen Group and to attempt to silence her before she testified before the grand jury:

"Out West, where you vacation, the aspens will already be turning. They turn in clusters, because their roots connect them."
If one wanted to surreptitiously influence the direction of the inquiry, hiring a sympathetic Executive Director would be a good start. As Paul Sperry summarized:

"Though he has no vote, (Zelikow) arguably has more sway than any member, including the chairman. Zelikow picks the areas of investigation, the briefing materials, the topics for hearings, the witnesses, and the lines of questioning for witnesses. . . .In effect, he sets the agenda and runs the investigation."

Wow, this is quite a detailed report on Philip Zelikow, and has some very interesting bits of information. One of the first things we have to inform the public about is that there never was an independent commission, and this article is a great addition to help educate people to this fact.

Check out this lengthy article by Bryan Sacks and post some feedback.

Nice article Bryan!!!

Nice article Bryan!!!

It's almost comically funny

It's almost comically funny how key people from the 9/11 crime got promoted/rewarded/thrived on the afghanistan or iraq oil/etc/etc.

Cool, this is a direct

Cool, this is a direct confession they weren't after a 'fullest account of what happened' (or something like that).

"His answer was that the staff, including himself of course as Executive Director, made a conscious decision not to dignify these 'outrageous conspiracy theories' by investigating them or reporting on them."

This means he has officially conceited the report, since you can't subjectively decide what is 'outrageous' and what isn't and still call it an investigation.

Great article, and thanks

Great article, and thanks for the video clip.

I am going to steal, I mean, incorporate that material into my ebook. lol.

It's almost comically funny

It's almost comically funny how key people from the 9/11 crime got promoted/rewarded/thrived on the afghanistan or iraq oil/etc/etc.
N | 11.29.05 - 2:42 am | #
not to mention tragically sad, but potentially useful.

Thanks for the video. I've

Thanks for the video. I've done a lot of reading, but that was the first time I've seen and heard Kristen Breitweiser.

BTW.. there are TONS of

BTW.. there are TONS of links in that article. He put a A LOT of work into that...

You're welcome bb... I got

You're welcome bb... I got it from Kyle Hence... It puts it into a different perspective doesn't it... to see that look of disgust on her face... and nothing was done. NOTHING