In a press conference today, a reporter asked White House Press Secretary Dana Perino about the administrationâ€™s ongoing efforts to find Osama bin Laden, calling him the â€œmastermindâ€ of 9/11. Perino interrupted the reporter, claiming bin Laden was not the true â€œmastermindâ€ of the attacks:
Q But Osama bin Laden is the one that â€” you keep talking about his lieutenants, and, yes, they are very important, but Osama bin Laden was the mastermind of 9/11 â€“
PERINO: No, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was the mastermind of 9/11, and heâ€™s sitting in jail right now.
And we’ve always been at war with Eastasia. See also Cernig.
I’ve published my annual September 11 sermon on the other blog. It’s a bit dark; I seem to be in a dark place these days. If you’re tired of me rambling on about how awful things are, please do read this talk given by Zen teacher Taigen Leighton on October 6, 2001. He foresaw that the Bush Administration was about to lead us down a very wrong road.
Update: Larisa points out that the FBI’s most wanted listing for bin Laden doesn’t mention 9/11 at all.