Monday, December 27, 2004

Rumsfeld says Flight 93 shot down in pennsylvania

The following is from a December 24 CNN transcript of that network's report from Iraq. Xmas with the troops and a visit from Rumsfeld. Near the end of the report, we get this:

DONALD RUMSFELD, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE:

"And to change that way of living, would strike at the very essence of our country.

And I think all of us have a sense if we imagine the kind of world we would face if the people who bombed the mess hall in Mosul, or the people who did the bombing in Spain, or the people who attacked the United States in New York, shot down the plane over Pennsylvania and attacked the Pentagon, the people who cut off peoples' heads on television to intimidate, to frighten -- indeed the word "terrorized" is just that. Its purpose is to terrorize, to alter behavior, to make people be something other than that which they want to be.

And that is exactly what we cannot allow to happen."

-- end CNN transcript snip from Rumsfeld.

Well, well. "SHOT DOWN THE PLANE OVER PENNSYLVANIA" ?

Did Don just let a cat out of a bag?

If so, who shot down the plane? "Al Qaeda people" on the ground?

Of course, the CNN team let this go by like scrambled eggs in a diner when the patron actually ordered ice cream.

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