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September 11 / Ground Zero / 9/11 Controversy (Studio: Anderson Cooper) The legacy of 9/11 on the 11th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001, reviewed; details given about the controversy over what President Bush knew about a warning of an attack as written in the "New York Times" op-ed by Kurt Eichenwald†. [April 8, 2004, former Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE&nbsp- says we did not have threat information that was specific enough.] [March 21, 2004, former counterterrorism official Richard CLARKE†- says Bush ignored terrorism warnings.] #1030521

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Eichenwald and former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer about the 9/11 warning controversies. [EICHENWALD - explains why the government went on high alert in 1999 and stopped multiple terrorism attacks and the issue of the level of terrorism threats in 2001; reviews the daily briefs indicating a threat in June from Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden††.] [FLEISCHER - questions publishing a NYT story on the anniversary day; states the 9/11 commission did not reach these conclusions {as Eichenwald did} about an attack in the US.] [EICHENWALD, FLEISCHER - bicker about political partisanship, "trutherism," the 9/11 commission report, the documents, publishing on this day and whether there should have been a higher terrorism alert in 2001.]
Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson
Duration:
00:20:00

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