A Simple Question For Senator Patrick Leahy

Senator Patrick Leahy (D - Vermont)

By Jon Gold

"The two questions that the congress will not ask, because republicans wont allow it, is why did 9/11 happen on George Bush's watch when he had clear warnings that it was going to happen? Why did they allow it to happen? And secondly, when they had Osama Bin Laden cornered why didnt they get him? Had there been an independent congress, one that could ask questions these questions would have been asked years ago."

That was said on 9/29/2006 by Senator Patrick Leahy on the Amy Goodman show.

The 2006 Elections came and went, and the Democrats won the majority in both the House and Senate.

In January of 2007, vt911.org "working through the fall and early winter gathered more than 1,350 signatures -- 5 percent of the city's registered voters -- to put an advisory question about 9/11 on the city's Town Meeting Day ballot." The question on the ballot would have asked for "a new, thorough, and truly independent forensic investigation that fully addresses the many questions surrounding the tragic events of September 11, 2001."

Before the vote was even decided on, Senator Patrick Leahy decided that he wouldn't support it regardless of the outcome saying that he "respects the work and the findings of the 9/11 Commission. Their report was highly critical of the failures and miscues they discovered, and they recommended a wide range of reforms. Since then, some have come up with their own theories, and that's always the case after major events like this. The 9/11 Commission's report remains the most credible, the most thorough and the most constructive investigation that has been undertaken about those attacks."

I'm sorry to say that the vote was lost. Nice effort though.

On November 3, 2007, at the "9/11: Families, First Responders, & Experts Speak Out Symposium", Patty Casazza revealed that "whistle-blowers" approached the "Jersey Girls" during the 9/11 Commission Hearings in the hopes that they would get the 9/11 Commission to subpoena them. Reason being, they saw what was happening to Sibel Edmonds, and were afraid to come forward. She claims that the information these people possess show that this Government knew the day, the type of attack, and the targets. She also claims the 9/11 Commission promised that each "whistle-blower" would be mentioned in the 9/11 Report. They were not. So much for "the most thorough and the most constructive investigation that has been undertaken about those attacks."

As was mentioned, the Democrats won the majority in both the House and the Senate. On 9/29/2006, Senator Patrick Leahy's excuse as to why no questions about 9/11 would be tolerated was "because republicans wont allow it."

My question to Senator Patrick Leahy is...

Who won't allow it now?

I sent...

A version of this to his office. I'm curious to see if he A) responds B) responds with a form letter C) actually responds (which I doubt).

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Leahy trivia


  • A big fan of the Batman comics, he lent his voice in an episode of Batman: The Animated Series as a Governor in a western tale involving Ra's al Ghul and Jonah Hex. He also appeared as a cameo in Batman and Robin during the Jungle Party Sequence and will have another cameo in the upcoming Batman Begins sequel, The Dark Knight.[5]

    Any truthers in the cast or crew?

  • Senator Leahy wrote the introduction to the collected edition of Green Arrow: the Archer's Quest and the foreword to the first volume of "The Dark Knight Archives," a hardcover reprinting of the first four issues of the Batman comic book.

    Send him the 9/11 Commission comic book version. Never mind.

  • Senator Leahy is a fan of the Grateful Dead. He has not only attended concerts, but has taped them, and has a collection of Dead tapes in his Senate Offices. Jerry Garcia visited him at his Senate offices, and the Senator gave a tie designed by Garcia to Senator Orrin Hatch (who responded by giving Leahy a Rush Limbaugh tie). Surviving band members Bob Weir and Mickey Hart have participated in fundraisers for Leahy and his Political Action Committee, the Green Mountain Victory Fund. Leahy also appeared in a videotaped tribute to the Dead when they received a lifetime achievement award at the 2002 Jammys. His Senate website notes this response to a question from seventh grade students from Vermont's Thetford Academy who asked Leahy which Dead song was his favorite, he replied: "...my favorite is Black Muddy River but we always play Trucking on election night at my headquarters."

    Send him a bunch of 9/11 videos marked "Never Ever Before Releashed Grateful Dead Live Shows - "1967-69"

  • Also a fan of U2, Leahy has a picture mounted on the wall of his office of himself, his wife, President Bill Clinton and Bono. On it, Bono has drawn an arrow pointed to himself, with the caption, "Would you trust this man with your children?"

    Get Boner to call him. Never mind.

  • He is a published photographer.[1]

    Send him a 9/11 photo collection.

  • He is legally blind in one eye.

    And, willfully blind in the other?

      "But truthfully, I don't really know. We've had trouble getting a handle on Building No. 7."
      ~~ Dr. Shyam Sunder - Acting Dir. of Buiding and Fire Research Laboratory (NIST)
      "We are unable to provide a full explanation of the total collapse." (NIST)

Excellent question. One also

Excellent question. One also wonders why he is not more concerned to know who addressed weaponized anthrax to his office in a false-flag WMD attack on the US Senate.

“On the altar of God, I swear eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man."--Thomas Jefferson