The man who knew


Both the American ABC channel and the British BBC (and, logic would dictate, possibly the Canadian CBC) have aired or will air a 'docudrama' called "The Path to 9/11". Word on the Web is that it's a heavily slanted piece of misinformation that puts a lot of the blame on the shoulders of the Clinton administration. Even Harvey Keitel, who plays FBI agent John O'Neill in the miniseries, complained privately during, and publicly after shooting about the lack of veracity in the script.
So, instead of watching this dubious piece of work, watch "The Man Who Knew" instead. You can view this excellent PBS Frontline documentary about that same John O'Neill online. O'Neill came tantalizingly close to figuring out the 9/11 plot, but his gruff manner and the political scheming in the intelligence community eventually cost him his job before he could complete the jigsaw. His new choice of career was as tragic as it was bizarrely prophetic: he became head of security in the World Trade Center in New York. John O'Neill died exactly five years ago today.

Posted by cronopio at 02:06 PM, September 11, 2006