ABC 9/11 Flick a Hysterical Document
Rachel Sklar is shocked -- shocked! -- at ABC's The Path to 9/11. Specifically, the scene in which
Beverly from The Larry Sanders Show Condoleezza Rice reads the now-famous "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S." memo and then LEAPS INTO ACTION, calling some sort of meeting and urging an immediate strike against the guy Sandy Berger was too much of a pussy to get rid of a few short years earlier (as illustrated in this clip). The only problem with the scene is that, well, it's complete bullshit. And it's really obvious bullshit, as everyone's got to remember what was one of our favorite soundbytes from the heady days of the 9/11 commission:
In reality, this is NOT what happened. At the 9/11 Commission hearings, Rice testified that the August 6, 2001 briefing was a "historical document" and not considered a "warning" : "This was not a 'threat report... [it] "did not warn of any coming attack inside the United States."
If Harvey Keitel had been in this scene, he surely would've corrected it. But shit, if Harvey Keitel was in Tora Bora, he'd kill Osama bin Laden himself. We can't depend solely on our nation's most intense character actors.
See Sklar's post for the clip itself, and laugh through the tears.