Invoking the 9/11 myth

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Lest you wonder why we harp on 9/11, the myth is invoked on daily basis, no matter what they day’s headlines may be. Do a good job creating a rock solid myth and you can use it forever.

In defending the NSA’s sweeping collection of Americans’ phone call records, Obama administration officials have repeatedly pointed out how it could have helped thwart the 9/11 attacks: If only the surveillance program been in place before Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. authorities would have been able to identify one of the future hijackers who was living in San Diego.

via Fact checking NSA’s 9/11 claim: U.S. already knew identity of Saudi hijacker | The Raw Story.

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