Sunday, September 10, 2006

ABC's The Path To 9/11, at least the first 3/5ths of it, is gripping and effective drama. The apparent edits that have been made in the face of threats from Democratic members of Congress don't really affect the essential, and very powerful, criticism of the Clinton Administration that the show is. In particular, the mundane facts of the two great anti-terrorism successes of the Clinton years belie the standard wisdom that credits the Clintons with the capture of WTC bomber Ramzi Yousef and the foiling of the millennium bomb plot. Both incidents, as the series makes clear, were the result of individual initiative by low-level officials, not any kind of policy. It was another example of Bil Clinton's amazing lucky streak holding true.

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