Title: 11 million funding it too much,
has the White House something to hide? 


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Posted 27 March 2003  



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Quotes from Time magazine, journalist Timtothy J. Burger:

The info found today is about the commission that will make the 'final' investigation in the 11 Sept atrocities. Curious detail is the following; at first the old Kissinger figure would heading this commission or this panel. And for the first time, yes for the first time I had a detail that is not in line with the 'trigger hypothesis' (see timeline index). I have some reasons to hate Kissinger, may be not as a person but surely the ways he thinks are 'not proper' to me.
And I felt puzzled and confused, why did the Americans this? This was only a receipt to (another) disaster, but some days later (a rough week or so) suddenly the Kissinger figure was served off and replaced by somebody normal.
So had I finally the very first detail not fitting in the trigger hypothesis and later this detail (=Kissinger) was removed... Yes, life is simple, so simple. Now I start quoting from the article:


9-11 Commission Funding Woes
Questions arise concerning the administration's funding of the congressional investigation into the September 11th attacks.

Is the Bush White House trying to put the brakes on the congressional panel created last fall to investigate 9-11 attacks? Sources tell TIME that the White House brushed off a request quietly made last week by the 9-11 Commission Chairman Tom Kean, the Republican former governor of New Jersey, to boost his budget by $11 million. Kean had sought the funding as part of the $75 billion supplemental spending bill that the president just requested to pay for war with Iraq. Bush's recent move has miffed some members of the 9-11 panel. 

Reinko: Only 11 million compared to the 7500 million of the Iraqi war? I do not get it, you have to go to some place else to get the answer on this. I don't get it. Quote on:

Kean and former congressman Lee Hamilton, the panel's top Democrat, requested additional funding in a letter to the administration last week. The money was to pay for a staff of about sixty and their resources. Kean plans to field a separate task force for each of nine areas that the law establishing the commission requires it to investigate. The panel has until the end of May 2004 to complete its work, but it will spend the $3 million it was originally allotted by around August 2003 — if it doesn't get the supplement. "We hope that this request will be included in the supplemental appropriations proposal now being prepared by the administration," wrote Kean and Hamilton in a March 19 letter to a CIA official who is in charge of intelligence community budgeting. The request has been endorsed by the entire bipartisan commission at a recent meeting. In denying the request, the White House irritated many of the members of the commission. "This is very counterproductive if the White House's intention is to prevent the commission from being politicized, because it will look like they have something to hide," said a Republican member of the commission. 

Reinko: Again, this is very strange. Only 8 million more to secure investigation after August this year but a harsh no no from the White House. As far as I know it looks not as if the White House has something to hide, I am pretty sure they have something to hide. Proceed quotation:

Moments after the White House updated its position on Wednesday, Kean told TIME in a phone interview that the White House had just told him they would likely back his request. "The wording they gave me — because I always pay attention to how people word thing — was 'Please be assured that the White House wants this commission funded adequately.'" Kean said the White House told him this afternoon that "they had hoped to be able to go over our budget last week. They just weren't able to." Kean added that they wanted to keep a "clean bill"—but now they don't mind if Congress adds the money. McClellan said this evening that the White House is "looking into whether some additional funding might be available without any further legislation."  

Reinko: Oh, this explains it all. Happily feelings in the air because after all this was only a storm in a glass of water. Or not? We proceed quotes:

The latest effort to curtail funding has angered victims of the attacks. Stephen Push, a leader of the 9/11 victims' families, who are closely monitoring the commission, said the White House decision was another in a long line of efforts to water down or shrink the panel's role. "I think the fact that they didn't include it—didn't warn Gov. Kean that they weren't going to include it, didn't return my phone call—suggests to me that they see this as a convenient way for allowing the commission to fail," said Push. "They've never wanted the commission and I feel the White House has always been looking for a way to kill it without having their finger on the murder weapon." Push said the White House has ignored his phone calls and emails for weeks. 

Reinko: Oops, suddenly there seems to be more going on. But what? What is the big secret of the White House? More quotes:

Other commission members were equally disheartened. Commission member Tim Roemer, a former Democratic congressman, said the probe is off to a disturbingly slow start and that failure to quickly provide the funding increase wouldn't help. "The White House should be strongly supporting that effort, given President Bush's compelling statement when he signed this bill into law," said Roemer, who last year served on the House-Senate joint inquiry on 9/11 that led to the creation of the commission. Roemer has gone so far as to draw comparisons with the $50 million provided to investigate the recent Columbia tragedy in which seven people died. "If we're looking at well over $11 million for that, we certainly should be looking for at least the same vicinity of money for how 3,000 people died and how to strengthen our homeland security," he said. 

Reinko: Simply no comments, the 50 million for the space shuttle was no problemo and I thing these figures speak for themselves... May be you should read this file from the timeline too my dear readers. It is info that could only reach me because of a telly program of al Jazeera, how deep is the Western so called 'free press' sunken? And the last quotes from the article:

The slow start is particularly upsetting to some because the panel was given 18 months to complete its probe, and the clock has been ticking since November 27 but the commission has made scant progress in the four months since. Republican commissioner Slade Gorton, a former senator, told TIME that if the investigation needs more time, he'll support seeking an extension. "If I think more important work can be done of course, we'll ask for more time," Gorton said. "We're going to work with this deadline in mind." Kean said that, even though the panel has lost "considerable time," he adamantly opposes seeking an extension — unless "we simply couldn't do our job" without one. "My belief is that we will not be doing that.... It's not going to be easy and we're going to be under the gun, but I think we can do it." He added that a "two or three months' delay would put us right in the middle of the election season, and that's not when we want to report." 

Reinko: Four months more or less wasted already? How come this? If you ask me this is not normal for the 'average American' in this committee, so what is happening here?
Hey, my dear committee; Did you already find out why the hijackers used the 'two highschool&two faculties' code to inform their German counterparts? And did you already read the timeline I made? Are there any faults in the timeline? In that case I would like to know at what point I am wrong so if you can help me out I would be delighted.
Good luck with you investigation and bring the truth out. 




End of file, the whole of the article is quoted so this is a somehow wide use of the 'quotation rights' but I just do it (probably no complaints as usual, as usual).


Title to this AxeArt: The axe has just an 11 million hunger, give the food please. 
What else can cage the beast called Modern Warfare?



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