Col. Ann Wright, U.S. Army (ret.) -- Her take on 9/11

I attended a presentation by Col. Ann Wright at CSU Chico. It was a great talk. In the "peace and anti-war activism" sense, anyway. There were about 60 to 80 people there. (there should have been many more, although the room only seated 100 to 150, at most)

She talked about her 40-year career in the military and some of her stations, one of which was at the U.S. embassy in Afghanistan in 2002 after the U.S. invasion. (which was after the CIA pre-infiltration) Her last station was in Mongolia in 2003 at which time she resigned because of the Bush administration's invasion of Iraq in March, with which she disagreed. (she got about 400 emails from fellow and sister military personnel, who agreed with her and supported her, but could not resign because they had families to support and such)

She also talked about her peace activism and anti-war activism, with a few interesting "war stories" about attending Camp Casey in Crawford, TX with Cindy Sheehan and some Congressional hearings, including getting arrested for speaking out at one of the hearings. (by a nice congressional police officer who was given an order by an asshole CPO, with her fine being paid by the hearing's residing Senator because he didn't think she should have been arrested, and he didn't call for her arrest (so the asshole CPO was WAY out of line))

She also had a lot of positive things to say about being more active and getting out there and fighting the good fight and all that, trying to energize us into action and activism.

She mentioned 9/11 a couple of times, but her references seemed to be that of someone who pretty much supported the "official story".

Before I left the house, I specifically looked at to make sure I was right about her being on that page, and she is, in the section where she apparently signed a "Letter to Congress regarding the 9/11 Commission Report 9/13/04, signed by ... 25 military, intelligence, and law enforcement veterans" which basically states that they were signing and sending the letter "to bring to the attention of the Congress and the people of the United States what [they] believe are serious shortcomings in the report and its recommendations". There is a link there to a PDF document that has her name listed as one of the signees ( ), but there are no actual signatures, only a list of names, of which one is hers.

So, after her talk, during the question and answer session, I raised my hand, was selected, and posed the following question: (to the best of my recollection, which is slightly better than Albert Gonzales')

"I know you signed the letter sent to Congress questioning the omissions of the 9/11 Commission report, and I was wondering if your stance has changed and to what degree you support the 9/11 Truth and Justice Movement?"

Or words to that effect. She seemed confused (?) and asked me to restate the first part of my question, so I basically reiterated it.

She acted like she didn't know what I was talking about, and made a comment along the lines of "there are people who will sign your name to things without your permission or you knowing about it". She then made a comment about there being "questions about a lot of things that need answers and were not even asked but should have been." And then went on to her next question.

So I don't know what the problem was, if she didn't remember signing such a thing, or agreeing to sign it, or if she supported it, or not, or if someone added her name to the document without her permission, or....

So that needs to be looked into. I hope whomever is posing that document as a valid document isn't padding it. It would be more valid if her actual signature was on it. (although that can be faked in a variety of ways)

But she's definitely not a "9/11 Truther". (apparently)

Cindy Sheehan was there, too, and she will be speaking tomorrow at CSUC. I hope to ask her a similar question about her stance on the 9/11 Truth and Justice Movement. But I'm not expecting a great answer.