It’s Time to Release the Classified 9/11 Documents


It may surprise you to learn that 28 pages of Congress’ 9/11 investigations are still marked as “classified” and unavailable for general consumption. The federal government argues that these 28 pages are still too sensitive to be shared, but several Congressional leaders, from both sides of the aisle, have said that the information is being needlessly withheld from the public.

Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson wrote about this over the summer decrying the fact that the American people are still in the dark about some aspects of the 9/11 report.

“We spoke to people off- and on-camera who went as far as they could giving hints and information to me about what’s in them,” Ms. Attkisson told The Washington Times…

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“As more and more people see these records they can’t see any legitimate reason why the pages are still withheld from the public and suspect that they are being hidden to protect people,” Ms. Attkisson said.

Even worse, as Congressman [score]Thomas Massie[/score] (R-KY) explains, there is a danger that without these 28 pages the debate over the war on terror will go in the wrong direction, because those arguing do not (and can not) understand the entire 9/11 picture.

Before we involve ourselves in ‪#‎Syria, congressmen and their constituents need to know more about the events leading up to 9/11.

Understanding what enabled this tragedy to occur is fundamental to drafting a strategy for the Middle East.

That’s why on March 12, 2014, I joined families of 9/11 victims and Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC) and Representative Stephen F. Lynch(D-MA) at a press conference to promote the release of 28 classified pages from an official 9/11 report (H. Res. 14 in the 114th Congress).

Based on my reading of the documents, I am confident that making these 28 pages public would not damage our national security.

Share if you think you should be able to read the 28 pages.

It’s time we all saw the 28 pages.

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