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Bush Administration May Censor Parts of 9/11 Report

by TChris

Having been frustrated in its efforts to evade the scrutiny of the 9/11 commission, the Bush administration may have found a way to keep its final product from influencing voters: seize control of the report.

Thomas Kean, chairman of the bipartisan commission looking into the attacks, said on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday that the Bush administration would go through the report "line by line to find out if there's anything in there which could harm American interests in the area of intelligence."

If the administration doesn't think it can delay the process until after the election, it may want the report to come out soon after it's finished, giving the buzz time to die down before election day. But how much of the report will we see?

Democracy suffers if we give our leaders the power to censor the results of an investigation into their own conduct.

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