9/11 Topics

Democracy Now!’s coverage of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the development of the "war on terror," Guantanamo Bay and the USA PATRIOT Act.

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  • In a Democracy Now! exclusive we speak with Anton Gunn, brother of Cherone Louis Gunn, one of the 17 US servicemen killed in the Oct. 12, 2000 attack on the USS Cole. In his first extensive interview, Anton Gunn says, "There’s no doubt in my mind that 9/11 could have been fully thwarted." He discusses the investigation of the Cole attack and his frustrating dealings with FBI. [includes rush transcript]
    March 30, 2004 | Story
  • We speak with veteran antiwar activist, Nobel Peace prize nominee and Voices in the Wilderness founder Kathy Kelly as she heads to court where she faces a one-month prison sentence for refusing to pay a fine from an antiwar protest last May. Kelly is also preparing to begin serving a 3-month sentence next week for her non-violent civil disobedience at the US Army’s School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia last November. [includes...
    March 29, 2004 | Story
  • As the 9/11 investigation continues to dominate the news with former counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke reiterating his claim that the Iraq invasion was a diversion form the war on terror, we hear from former British MP and leading antiwar voice, Tony Benn. After serving in the British Parliament for over half a century, Benn is now president of the Stop the War Coalition in Britain. [includes rush transcript]
    March 29, 2004 | Story
  • President Bush’s former counterterrorism chief, Richard Clarke, blasted the Bush administration Wednesday during the 9/11 hearings for not considering terrorism to be an urgent issue before the Sept. 11 attacks. Clarke also accused Bush of undermining the war on terror by invading Iraq. We play extended excerpts of his testimony. [Includes transcript]
    March 25, 2004 | Story
  • Former counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke came under fierce attack by the Bush administration who sought to discredit him and accused him of partisanship after the publication of his book "Against All Enemies" that slams the White House’s handling of the 9/11 attacks and the subsequent war against Iraq. Clarke defended himself at the 9/11 hearings. [Includes transcript]
    March 25, 2004 | Story
  • In the most extensive comments by a public official to date, former counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke describes the events surrounding the evacuation of dozens of Saudis days after 9/11 when all commercial and private flights were grounded. [Includes transcript]
    March 25, 2004 | Story
  • After getting clearance from the White House, FOX news published a transcript of a background briefing Clarke gave to reporters in 2002. Clarke came under fire from critics who alleged that none of the accusations made in his book "Against All Enemies" were made in the 2002 briefing. He defended himself at the 9/11 hearings. [Includes transcript]
    March 25, 2004 | Story
  • As the 9/11 Commission opens its second day of public hearings, one top Bush official will be noticably absent: National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice. On Tuesday, Commissioners repeated their request she come to testify under oath, but she has so far refused, citing separation of powers. [rush transcript]
    March 24, 2004 | Story
  • We hear excerpts from testimony by Secretary of State Colin Powell, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, as well as Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz. We also get response from former CIA analyst Melvin Goodman and Andrew Rice, who lost his brother in the World Trade Center attack. [includes rush transcript]
    March 24, 2004 | Story
  • The independent commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks is holding public hearings today with testimony by top Bush administration officials. We speak with former commission member Max Cleland who was the chief critic of the White House’s lack of cooperation in the investigation. [includes rush transcript]
    March 23, 2004 | Story