Norman Mineta's Public Testimony to the 9/11 Commission

  • 15 years ago
The G. W. Bush Secretary of Transportation, Norman Mineta, is questioned by Co-Chair of the 9/11 Commission, Lee Hamilton. He states that he arrived in the Presidential war room bunker known as the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC)at 9:20 am, and that Cheney was in charge and had already issued some orders. Yet the final report omits any mention of this and arbitrarily changes the time of Cheney's arrival there to 9:58 am. The significance of this will be apparent to anyone who looks into the actual timelines reported on that tragic day. The 9/11 Commission was created by President Bush after public pressure grew too strong to ignore. He first appointed Henry Kissinger to Chair the Commission. The outcry was so shrill that he turned to Keen and Hamilton with his own Asst. Secretary for National Security to Condoleeza Rice, namely Philip Zelikow, as the Executive Director of the Commission's day to day work and as the overseer of the writing of the final report. The 9/11 Family Steering Committee and the "Jersey Girls" do not feel that their questions were asked, let alone answered. The movie 9/11: Press for Truth covers that reaction to the final report authored by the Bush-Cheney Administration's Zelikow.