CIA director: There’s no need to release the 28 classified pages of the 9/11 report

President Barack Obama meets with John Brennan, Deputy National Security Advisor for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, in the Oval Office, Jan. 4, 2010. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)

Director Brennan says that it would be “unhelpful” to release the 28 pages of the September 11th report which some say implicate or at least connect official Saudidom.

My question is,”To whom would such declassification be unhelpful?” I’d say it might be quite helpful to historians and the American people who would like to get a complete picture of what happened on that day. On the other hand it might be unhelpful to people who would prefer to keep history muddled.

I mean it’s not like the entire nature of our country changed that day. It’s not like 9/11 represents the event which precipitated the initiation of the current surveillance state. It’s not like we have engaged in multiple wars as a result of (in one way or another) and since 9/11 and people’s sons and daughters have died and have come home maimed both physically and mentally from those wars. It’s not like our Constitution has been undermined.

No the American people don’t deserve to see those pages. No way the government should have to explain what’s in those 28 pages and explain why the information is accurate or it is not. Nope. The American people deserve to be treated like children while our “friends” deserve to be protected. Seems rational in a free and open society.


(From The Business Insider)

There’s no need to release the classified 9/11 report, and having that information in the public would be unhelpful, CIA directorsaid on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” on NBC.

CIA Director John Brennan warned that the 28 pages of the report that critics are pushing to have declassified could unfairly implicate the Saudis as the report contains “unvetted information.”

“I think some people may seize upon that uncorroborated, unvetted information that was in there that was basically just a collation of this information that came out of FBI files, and to point to Saudi involvement, which I think would be very, very inaccurate,” Brennan told NBC.

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