Wednesday, October 10, 2007

David Ray Griffin: Liar Or Just Sloppy?

I'll go for sloppy on this one. Talking about Barbara Olson's phone calls from Flight 77:

However, the evidence from the Moussaoui trial ruled out this possibility. In its report on AA 77, it listed one attempted call from Barbara Olson, which was “unconnected” and hence lasted “0 seconds.”

This was an astounding discovery. The FBI is part of the Department of Justice. And yet it had undercut the testimony of the DOJ’s former solicitor general, saying in effect that the two calls that he reported had never happened. The implication is that unless Ted Olson had, like Deena Burnett, been duped, he had lied. Although this should have produced front-page headlines, it has thus far not been reported by any mainstream publication.

No, that's not what they said. They did show the one attempted call from Olson. But they also show five other phone calls for which they don't know who the caller was:

You know what this is? It's just another variation on the "Sacred List" lunacy. In Griffin's fevered fantasies, the prosecutors in the Moussaoui trial were so honorable that they did not include the Olson phone calls in their evidence, even as they were dishonorably pursuing a conviction of Moussaoui for involvement in the 9-11 attacks.