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Sept. 11 Panel Chief Cites Mistakes, No Names

The head of an independent panel investigating the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington said on Thursday that a number of “mistakes” allowed the hijackings to occur but top people in government were not necessarily to blame. “We have no evidence that anybody … high in the Clinton administration or high in the Bush administration did anything wrong,” Thomas Kean, chairman of the so called 9/11 commission, said on ABC’s “Nightline.” Kean said a series of “mistakes in the line” over time led to the lapses that made it possible for the hijackers to carry out the strikes on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. “There were people who let people on planes with weapons that shouldn’t have been allowed. There were people at our borders who allowed visas to be accepted that were not adequately filled out,” Kean said. “There were reports from the FBI which got up to the middle level somewhere and then seemed to get lost before they were acted on.” Full Story

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