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Monday, September 04, 2006

what a difference a decade makes

it looks like the upcoming abc docu-drama about how 9/11 was all bill clinton's fault may not be, shall we say, reality-based?

via americablog, we find an old cnn report about how the publican congress refused to enact presidnet clinton's requests for several anti-terrorism measures, including...wait for it...an expansion of wire-tapping:

but while the president pushed for quick legislation, republican lawmakers hardened their stance against some of the proposed anti-terrorism measures.

senate majority leader trent lott, r-mississippi, doubted that the senate would rush to action before they recess this weekend. the senate needs to study all the options, he said, and trying to get it done in the next three days would be tough…

republican leaders earlier met with white house chief of staff leon panetta for about an hour in response to the president's call for "the very best ideas" for fighting terrorism.

sen. orrin hatch, r-utah, chairman of the senate judiciary committee, emerged from the meeting and said, "these are very controversial provisions that the white house wants. some they're not going to get."

hatch called clinton's proposed study of taggants -- chemical markers in explosives that could help track terrorists -- "a phony issue."

"if they want to, they can study the thing" already, hatch asserted. he also said he had some problems with the president's proposals to expand wiretapping.
trying to use the legislative branch of government, now that was clinton's problem! he should have done like awol, and asserted the divine right of presidents!

addendum: digby has more on the abc 9/11 it's-all-clinton's-fault docudrama, specifically how copies of it were available to all the hardly-ever-right wing pundits, but absolutely zero copies were given to lefties; also, the scrubbing of the official blog of the movie.
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