Why I Will Vote For Whichever Democrat Is Nominated

Yes, there is much corruption in the Democratic Party. Yes I would personally like to throw Nancy out on her ear. Yes I am disgusted by the shameless cowardice and/or self aggrandizement of too many Democrats in Congress.


I do not belive the Democratic Party is capable of what The Republican Party  – lead by its criminal  leaders have done to this country. Make no mistake. The Democratic Party must improve it’s pathetic records of sheep like cowardice as represented by the current Congress. But stoop this low? No. Only Today’s GOP leadership is capable of this

The CIA Scandal is Less About Torture And More About Leaving Truth Off The Table


Why George Bush and like-minded members of his Administration are criminals of the State and should be aggressively prosecuted as such.

In the statement above, I am in no way understating the horrific crimes committed  through the use of systemic torture by the Bush Administration.

After reading  and re-reading volumes of information since the scandal broke I have come to a different, and equally  if not more, damning conclusion. It has been discussed here and elsewhere in diaries across the Internet –  but in this essay I am underscoring its significance when evaluating the shortcomings of the current Democratic Party.

As bad as it is – and boy is it a hall of shame that needs fixing –  its misdeeds do not come close to the depths of criminality the current Republican Administration has committed as elected officials of the United States of America


The destruction of the CIA tapes documenting the torture of  Abdullah Zubaydah will not allow the real truth of what was done to him to ever be seen.  But  the real reason for this cover-up is due to what he said during his interrogation.

In essence, Zubayday created the missing link we have always known existed but lacked any proof of:

The Bush Administration purposely whitewashed senior  Saudi involvement  in 9/11 –  because they deemed going to war with Iraq a higher priority – and for that war, Saudi support was crucial.  Worse,  9/11 may have indeed happened because the planning of the Iraq War was already underway and through easing the pressure on high ranking Saudi nationals and their financing of key Al Qaeda operatives in order to maintain their support, The Bush Administration opened the door to the attack.

That is a pretty heady statement. Breaking it down, what I believe – based upon what others have said with significant credibility – is that Bush Co. purposefully and painstakingly obstructed justice and potentially aided muder – more than once – through their own negligence:

(1) Obstructed justice through blocking any meaningful investigation into 9/11  despite having substantial intelligence that the Saudi Arabian  government (royal family, princes and associates) were directly funding the hijackers;

(2) Aided  Saudi nationals with direct involvement with 9/11 to leave the country immediately after the event;

(3) Aided and abetted the murder of 3 of these individuals after learning of the extent of  their involvement with 9/11;

(4) Conducted an extensive cover-up of these crimes through destruction of video tapes where the extent of Saudi involvement was disclosed;

(5) Lied, through omission, about Saudi support of Islamic fundamentalism,  including the threat to American homeland security, in order to maintain Saudi Arabia as a close ally in the run-up to an illegal war which has cost over a million Iraqi lies, thousands of American lives, while creating havoc in the gulf region.

(6)  Allowed 9/11 to happen through refusal to maintain strict oversight of  Saudi financing of Islamic fundamentalists groups around the world in order to curry favor during the planning phase of the Iraq War. Negligence that resulted in the deaths of thousands


The evidence for my convictions lies primarily in Gerald Posner, both his book and  recent comments on Huffington Post , Craig Unger, who wrote the book House of Bush House of Saud, and his recent comments about Posner’s allegations and lastly the September 2004 investigation into a FBI cover-up of Saudi involvement in 9/11 attempted by Senator Graham and his subsequent book on the matter:




Re the breaking news that the CIA destroyed the videotapes of interrogations with 2 terror suspects, you might have seen that the tapes of the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah were destroyed.

You might also recall that in my 2003 NYT bestseller (reached #2), Why America Slept: The Failure to Prevent 9/11, my last chapter was titled, “The Interrogation.” Based on two active US intelligence sources, I was the first to disclose Zubaydah’s interrogation. To date, I am the only reporter to have printed the info about at happened to him.

Zubaydah, wounded when he was captured in Pakistan, was fooled in a fake flag operation to believe that the Saudis held him. Instead of being afraid of the Saudis, he demanded to talk to three Saudi princes (one, the nephew of the King, who happened to be in the U.S. on 9/11). He gave his interrogators the private cell phone numbers of all 3. He did the same regarding the chief of Pakistan’s air force.

After the U.S. told the Saudis and Pakistanis of Zubaydah’s finger pointing, all four men had tragic ‘accidents.’ The King’s nephew died of complications from liposuction at the age of 43. A day later, the 41 year old Prince named by Zubaydah died in a one-car accident on his way to the funeral of the King’s nephew. The third named prince, age 25, died a week later of “thirst,” according to the Saudi Royal Court. And shortly after that, the chief of Pakistan’s air force died when his plane exploded with his wife and 15 of his top aides on board.

When my book was published, CIA officials trashed it ‘off the record,’ but made no public comment. I have always held the same position.

There is (or was) firm evidence of what transpired, of whether my reporting was accurate or not. Make the interrogation tapes public and then we’ll know whether one of the top al-Qaeda operatives accused leading Saudi royals and a top Pakistani military man–now all dead–of being his sponsors. And accused two of them ­ the King;s nephew and the Pakistani Air Force chief of having advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks. Now, suddenly coincidence of coincidence, the CIA says the Zubaydah interrogation tapes are destroyed. How convenient




Several hours after he first fingered Prince Ahmed, his captors challenged the information, and said that since he had disparaged the Saudi royal family, he would be executed. It was at that point that some of the secrets of 9/11 came pouring out. In a short monologue, that one investigator told me was the “Rosetta Stone” of 9/11, Zubaydah laid out details of how he and the al Qaeda hierarchy had been supported at high levels inside the Saudi and Pakistan governments.

He named two other Saudi princes, and also the chief of Pakistan’s air force, as his major contacts. Moreover, he stunned his interrogators, by charging that two of the men, the King’s nephew, and the Pakistani Air Force chief, knew a major terror operation was planned for America on 9/11



Lastly there was Florida Senator Graham, who in 2004 attempted to put the spotlight on the FBI’s abandonement of an investigation into links between Saudi nationals and 9/11 – and remember Graham was a Democrat:



In a newly released book, Intelligence Matters, Graham asserts that

“evidence of official Saudi support” for at least some of the hijackers is

“incontrovertible.” Graham is the ranking Democrat and former chair of

the Senate intelligence committee that carried out a joint congressional

investigation into 9/11 with its counterpart in the House of


In his book, Senator Graham writes that the FBI concealed from the joint

congressional committee the fact that its paid informant, Abdussattar

Shaikh, had established a close personal relationship with the two

hijackers. (Shaikh is reported to have confirmed that al-Bayoumi was a

Saudi intelligence agent). When the committee staff discovered Shaikh’s

role and the committee issued a subpoena to question him under oath, the

FBI and Attorney General John Ashcroft refused to serve the subpoena.

Graham in his book cites a memo that a senior FBI official wrote to him

and the Republican co-chair of the intelligence panel, Rep. Porter Goss,

a Florida Republican, declaring, “the administration would not sanction a

staff interview with the source [Shaikh]. Nor did the administration agree

to allow the FBI to serve a subpoena or a notice of deposition on the


Graham writes that this was the only time he had ever heard of the FBI

refusing to serve a congressional subpoena. He comments: “We were

seeing in writing what we had suspected for some time: the White House

was directing the cover-up.”

Nor was this the only evidence of a cover-up. When the congressional

panel released the report on its investigation, 28 pages were classified on

the orders of the White House, their contents blacked out. All of the

material dealt with the Saudi role in 9/11.


It is completely unacceptable that Pelosi and other Democrats are pretending they did not know horrific incidents of torture had become the new normal at the hands of the CIA.

But were they included in these dirty secrets? I doubt it very much…….but I could be wrong


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  1. I meant to publish this at a later date based upon scheduling options but published now – sorry – at least I didn’t FP it! SORRY!

  2. the question will move to WHY?

    The anwser is not as simple as ‘they are cowards’. In my opinion it is because our system of justice simply does not exist anymore. It was abadoned when seeking the truth about 9/11 was determined to be fit only for the lunatic fringe.

    For this reason I believe that this diary is ahead of the curve – which is why I intended to save it rather than publish it. As it will most likely die a premature death, I leave you with this – a small section of a very well written article entitled WHO WILL SAVE AMERICA written in 2006.

    There are not many editors eager for writers to explore the glaring defects of the 9/11 Commission Report. One would think that if the report could stand analysis, there would not be a taboo against calling attention to the inadequacy of its explanations. We know the government lied about Iraqi WMD, but we believe the government told the truth about 9/11.

    Debate is dead in America for two reasons: One is that the media concentration permitted in the 1990s has put news and opinion in the hands of a few corporate executives who do not dare risk their broadcasting licenses by getting on the wrong side of government, or their advertising revenues by becoming “controversial.” The media follows a safe line and purveys only politically correct information. The other reason is that Americans today are no longer enthralled by debate. They just want to hear what they want to hear. The right-wing, left-wing, and libertarians alike preach to the faithful. Democracy cannot succeed when there is no debate.

    Americans need to understand that many interests are using the “war on terror” to achieve their agendas. The Federalist Society is using the “war on terror” to achieve its agenda of concentrating power in the executive and packing the Supreme Court to this effect. The neocons are using the war to achieve their agenda of Israeli hegemony in the Middle East. Police agencies are using the war to remove constraints on their powers and to make themselves less accountable. Republicans are using the war to achieve one-party rule–theirs. The Bush administration is using the war to avoid accountability and evade constraints on executive powers. Arms industries, or what President Eisenhower called the “military-industrial complex,” are using the war to fatten profits. Terrorism experts are using the war to gain visibility. Security firms are using it to gain customers. Readers can add to this list at will. The lack of debate gives carte blanche to these agendas.

    One certainty prevails. Bush is committing America to a path of violence and coercion, and he is getting away with it.


  3. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

  4. that I am, I will vote for the nominee.  But in the meantime I will do everything that I can to push the Dem party and its candidates to listen to the American people and end the war, for starters.

    We’re letting them take us for granted. I am disturbed, disappointed and disgusted with the Democratic Congress.

    But even on its worst day, the Clinton administration did 100 times more good for people than the Bush administration has done on its best day.

    If you think we’d be where we are today if Al Gore had taken the office the people elected him to in 2000, I’d have to strongly disagree.

    There is a difference.

  5. on the “darkside” just a year ago (ONLY reason, hawk)…When Bushco is done, Repugs will have been POTUS for 28 of last 40 years and look where we are, only a dem for me. Tom.  

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