The Commission: The Uncensored History Of The 9/11 Investigation

Book Description
In a work of history that will make headlines, New York Times reporter Philip Shenon investigates the investigation of 9/11 and tells the inside story of most important federal commission since the the Warren Commission. Shenon uncovers startling new information about the inner workings of the 9/11 commission and its relationship with the Bush White House. The Commission will change our understanding of the 9/11 investigation -- and of the attacks themselves.

About the Author
Philip Shenon is an investigative reporter with The New York Times, based in Washington. He was the lead reporter on the investigation of the September 11 commission and has held several of the most important assignments of the Washington Bureau, including chief Defense Department correspondent, diplomatic correspondent, Congressional correspondent and Justice Department Correspondent. He was one of two Times reporters embedded with American grounds troops during the invasion of Iraq and worked in pre-war Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Iran for Times foreign staff.

Anyone Seen Any Part of This?

Naturally, I'm suspicious. This looks like yet another book that someone with integrity, like David Ray Griffin, will have to dis-assemble.

I'm hoping for a miracle and that this book is a real look at the shenanegans of the 9/11 Zelikow/Bush Commission . . .

Yeah, I'm expecting this book to be pro-official story

Maybe it will have a few lights criticisms. But I'm not expecting much.
However, it would be nice if the author explains why none of the 4 planes were intercepted.


I'm hoping...

That this book does reveal some of the "shenanigans" of the 9/11 Commission. According to this:

THE COMMISSION addresses the conspiracy theories that continue to swirl around the worst terrorist attack on American soil, and around the commission that was charged with explaining how Sept. 11 could have happened.

Makes it sound more like a debunking book. As simuvac says below, it may give us some "nuggets". I believe if we want a new investigation, we must first prove that the first one was a total sham. This may help us do that. FYI, I'm not endorsing this book. Just making people aware of it.

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This Looks Good!

I'll check it out.. How do the contents compare to DRG's "9/11 Commission: Omissions and Distortions?" It is definitely more eye-catching than Griffin's book and Shenon's work with The New York Times could give it a boost.

This is the kind of book that we need as a bestseller, not just a work of fiction!


an honest account? from a NY Times writer?

book hype

Gold gives us only the Amazon hype on the book. Better wait for some honest reviews.

Releases on FEBRUARY 5th

Articles by Philip Shenon:

Jan 10, 2008 Ashcroft Deal Brings Scrutiny in Justice Dept.

QUOTE: Officials said that while there had been no accusations of wrongdoing on the part of [United States Attorney Christopher J.] Christie or [former Attorney General John Ashcroft], aides to Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey were concerned about the appearance of favoritism.
New York Times
Oct 24, 2007 Democrats Were Targets in Inquiries, Panel Is Told

QUOTE: His unusually harsh criticism of fellow Republicans was directed specifically at the United States attorney in Pittsburgh, Mary Beth Buchanan, who was director of the Executive Office of United States Attorneys, based in Washington, in 2004 and 2005. That office has come under scrutiny for its role in the dismissal of United States attorneys last year, in some cases for what appear to have been partisan reasons.
New York Times
Aug 18, 2006 New Limits Set Over Marketing for Cigarettes

QUOTE: A federal judge ordered strict new limitations on tobacco marketing on Thursday after finding that cigarette makers deserved to be punished for a decades-old conspiracy to deceive the public about the dangers of smoking.
New York Times
Aug 02, 2006 New Tapes Disclose Confusion Within the Military on Sept. 11

QUOTE: Newly disclosed tapes offer evidence of the widespread confusion within the military as the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were being carried out, further undermining claims by the Pentagon that it moved quickly to try to intercept and shoot down one or more of the hijacked jets.
New York Times
Dec 23, 2005 On Opinion Page, a Lobby's Hand Is Often Unseen

QUOTE: But organizations like the institute...are facing new and uncomfortable scrutiny over their links to special interest groups after...Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff had paid at least two outside writers for opinion articles promoting the work of his clients.
New York Times
Dec 17, 2005 Columnist Resigns His Post, Admitting Lobbyist Paid Him

QUOTE: A senior scholar at the Cato Institute, the respected libertarian research organization, has resigned after revelations that he took payments from the lobbyist Jack Abramoff in exchange for writing columns favorable to his clients. The scholar, Doug Bandow...
New York Times
Aug 12, 2005 U.S. Fraud Charge for Top Lobbyist

QUOTE: Jack Abramoff, the once-powerful Republican lobbyist involved in ethics allegations facing Representative Tom DeLay, was indicted in Florida on Thursday on unrelated fraud charges involving his purchase of a fleet of gambling boats from a businessman who was slain amid bitter wrangling over the sale.
New York Times
Feb 07, 2003 Moussaoui Case May Have to Shift From U.S. Court to Tribunal

QUOTE: In the ruling at a private hearing last week, officials said, Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of Federal District Court in Alexandria, Va., granted a request by Mr. Moussaoui's lawyers that they be allowed to question a captured Qaeda suspect, Ramzi bin al-Shibh.
New York Times
Oct 23, 2002 U.S. Sees Threat to Terror Trial

QUOTE: The officials said the defense lawyers in Mr. Moussaoui's case had repeatedly invoked his rights under the Sixth Amendment, which guarantees criminal suspects the right both to confront accusers and to seek out witnesses who can bolster their defense.
New York Times
Sep 10, 2002 Secret Court Weighs Wiretaps

QUOTE: 'Hearing a one-sided argument and doing so in secret goes against the traditions of fairness and open government that have been the hallmark of our democracy...'
New York Times
Aug 23, 2002 Secret Court Says F.B.I. Aides Misled Judges in 75 Cases

QUOTE: The nation's secret intelligence court has identified more than 75 cases in which it says it was misled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation...
New York Times
Sep 24, 2001 U.S. Widens Policy On Detaining Suspects

QUOTE: ...major expansion of its [US government's] power to detain immigrants suspected of crimes, including new rules prompted by last week's terrorist attacks that would allow legal immigrants to be detained indefinitely during a national emergency.
New York Times
Jul 30, 2001 Teamsters May Stall Bush Goals for Mexican Trucks and Trade

QUOTE: A lobbying campaign led by the Teamsters union to keep Mexican trucks off American roads is on the verge of handing organized labor a major legislative victory over President Bush...

Take the Paul Thompson approach

if I can call it that. That is, I will read this book looking for nuggets of truth probably framed by limited hangout. Who knows: maybe he did some original investigation and got people to say things that confirm some of our suspicions? I don't expect the thesis of the book to support the "inside job" angle, but I wouldn't be surprised if there are some useful nuggets of information. There may be some more dots for us to connect.

OT Sibel Edmonds article to be published Sunday in Oregonian

John Gold:

Thanks for posting my Community Writer's opinion piece from the Oregonian on-line about the US press failures on the Sibel Edmonds story.

I was contacted by an Oregonian editor to check out the six comments I got to it. I cannot access the comments and you can't even get the entire article anymore. Someone seems to be unhappy with the exposure. I told the editor about it and asked their IT people to look into it.

I was pleasantly surprised when the editor told me that they are going to publish the article in the Sunday Oregonian Opinion section!!! The Oregonian is a Newhouse paper and not GE or Disney etc. I think they have a bit more independence. The Oregonian does have some Pulitzer Prize winners on staff. Who knows, maybe one of them will do something with it. Think positive.

Sandy Duffy
Lake Oswego, OR