Graham Alleges a 9/11 'Coverup'
Sen. Bob Graham on Sunday accused the Bush administration of engaging in a “coverup” of intelligence failures before and after the Sept. 11 attacks to shield it from embarrassment, and said the war with Iraq has allowed Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups to become a greater threat to Americans than ever before. Graham, a presidential candidate and former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, also accused the administration of jeopardizing the safety of Americans by blocking the release of a landmark congressional report on the government failures that preceded the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. The Florida Democrat said the White House has withheld from the public important information about the continued existence of terrorist cells in the United States — including some with ties to foreign governments that the U.S. has been afraid to go after. “By continuing to classify that information the American people have been denied important information for their own protection, for the protection of the communities,” Graham said on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.” Full Story