Jan 6, 2003
First, Senator George Mitchell declined to head the 9/11 inquiry commission, saying he had conflicts of interest.
Then Henry Kissinger had the same problem, conflict of interests.
Now President Bush has appointed ex-Governor Thomas Kean to head the inquiry.
Evidently Bush doesn't think it's a conflict of interest that Kean is a business partner of two major figures to be investigated!
Thomas Kean sits on the board of directors of Amerada-Hess. Amerada-Hess is in a joint venture with Delta Oil of Saudi Arabia to develop oil fields in the Caspian Sea region. And who owns Delta Oil? Two wealthy Saudi Arabian families headed by Khalid bin Mahfouz and Mohammed Al-Amoudi. Both of these billionaire families are under suspicion as having given financial support to Osama bin Laden – who happens to be the brother-in-law of one of the men.
Who in their right mind would want a business partner of a suspect to be in charge of investigating the suspect?
But maybe that's the point – at least if you want an investigation which investigates nothing!