We don't like to wade to deeply into partisan politics, but we have been amazed by the outcry from Democrats who are upset by ABC's imminent release of the mini-series "The Path to 9/11." Former president Clinton has "demanded" that the network "pull the drama" if changes aren't made.
Changes...why are changes needed?
Well it appears that Clinton, and many who served in his administration, do not like the program's portrayal of the administration's lack of emphasis it placed on terrorism.
Read here, here, and here.
Associated Press' review of the mini-series states:
Then "The Path to 9/11" leaves the viewer with a chilling coda: a recap of the "report card" issued last December by the 9/11 Commission, which accused the government of failing to protect the nation against another attack, and assigned failing grades in five areas, with a dozen Ds and just one A (actually, A-minus).
That might be the more valuable focus of your concern as clashing voices from the blogosphere embrace or decry "The Path to 9/11" as a right-wing portrayal that slams President Clinton more than George W. Bush.
Whatever its flaws may or may not be, "The Path to 9/11" makes clear there's ample blame to go around. But for those who are game to take a break from finger-pointing, it also displays, with awful power, the larger truth that unites nearly everyone - yet still is given short shrift by policy makers.
It appears that no one on the Democrat-side of the isle can accept that they might bear some responsibility for the 9/11 attacks. Well it is a political year and despite the Republicans tone deafness on so many fronts, the Democrats have nothing to offer, except crying to television executives.
posted by Arkansas Razorbaptist at 9/07/2006 11:02:00 PM