“The Path to 911” Upsets Clinton Crowd
Top officials of the Clinton administration have launched a preemptive strike against an ABC-TV "docudrama," slated to air Sunday and Monday, that they say includes made-up scenes depicting them as undermining attempts to kill Osama bin Laden.
Marc Platt, the film's executive producer, said that although it "does contain composite and conflated scenes and representative characters and dialogue, we've worked very hard to be fair. If individuals feel they're wrongly portrayed, that's obviously of concern. We've portrayed the essence of the truth of these events. Our intention was not in any way to be political or present a point of view."
The fierceness of the debate reflects a recognition that a $40 million miniseries -- whose cast includes Harvey Keitel, Patricia Heaton and Penny Johnson Jerald -- can damage Clinton's legacy in the anti-terrorism fight on the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Pres. Clinton’s legacy? What would that be? Certainly nothing substantive, other than lying to the American public over his embarrassment concerning the revelations of his infidelity and sexual activity in the White House. Oh, and he followed the Democratic Party’s current tradition of weakness on foreign policy.
The assault on "The Path to 9/11" assumed the trappings of a campaign yesterday. Four senior House Democrats -- John Conyers Jr., Jane Harman, John D. Dingell and Louise M. Slaughter -- have written Iger to demand that the inaccuracies be corrected. Spurred by the Center for American Progress, which is headed by Clinton chief of staff John D. Podesta, 25,000 people have sent letters of protest to ABC.
These are the same folks, the Democratic Party, who invited the dishonest filmmaker Michael Moore to be a VIP at the 2004 National Democratic Convention. Of course, they did seat him next to former Pres. Jimmy Carter, who did far more lasting damage to the U.S. than Bill Clinton ever did. A huge difference between Carter and Clinton is that Carter acted on and was led by his leftist convictions. Bill Clinton was led by his ego and need for self-aggrandizement.