Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004): Censoring Investigations

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The clip censoring investigations from Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

...with a regime that Amnesty International ...
The clip censoring investigations from Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

...with a regime that Amnesty International condemns...
...as a widespread human-rights violator...
...would come back to haunt the Bushes.
Now, after 9/11, it was an embarrassment.
And they preferred that no one ask any questions.
Investigation should have begun on September 12th.
There's no reason it shouldn't have. Three thousand were dead.
It should've gotten started immediately.
First, Bush tried to stop Congress from setting up...
...its own 9/11 investigation.
It's important for us...
...to not reveal how we collect information.
That's what the enemy wants. And we're fighting an enemy.
When he couldn't stop Congress, he then tried to stop...
...an independent 9/11 commission from being formed.
The president's position was a break from history.
Independent investigations were launched after Pearl Harbor...
...and President Kennedy's assassination.
But when Congress did complete its own investigation...
...the Bush White House censored 28 pages of the report.
The president is being pressed by all sides to declassify the report.
U.S. officials tell NBC News most of the secret sources...
...involve Saudi Arabia.
We've given extraordinary cooperation with Chairmen Kean and Hamilton.
We haven't gotten the materials we needed...
...and haven't gotten them in a timely fashion.
Will you testify before the commission?
This commission? You know, I don't... Testify? I'd be glad to visit with them.
What it will do is, the hole that's in my heart...
...and has been in my heart since September 11 th...
I lost my husband of 15 years. I am now by myself.
I need to know what happened to him.
I know what I got back from the autopsy.
That man was my life, and I have no plan.
I was taking a class, and they asked me...
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