September 04, 2003

White House Approved Departure of Saudis After Sept. 11, Ex-Aide Says

The Getaway
Right after September 11, 2001, it was at least a week or more before any more airplanes were allowed to fly.

Or, at least, so we thought.

Apparently, while most Americans were huddling in their homes, trying to comprehend the horror of what had just happened, the U.S. Government was secretly gathering up dozens of high-powered Saudi Arabian citizens still in our country, including members of Osama Bin Laden's family, shuffling them into private planes, and spiriting them off of American soil.

Joe Conason has a much more detailed accounting of this online at, but they make you pay to read it (bastards!). The story itself is in the October issue of Vanity Fair.

Someone please tell me why Bush is coddling these people?
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