View Full Version : USA Today: Reveal terrorism's backers

Jul 26, 2003, 07:53 PM
link (http://www.usatoday.com/usatonline/20030725/5355096s.htm)

The Bush administration said the censorship was imperative to protect national security. Yet the real beneficiaries are the Saudis, whose links to terrorism remain hidden, and the Saudi ruling family's feelings.

Even Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., the panel's former vice chairman, says censored parts ''might be embarrassing'' but don't threaten security and should be released.

He's right. The public deserves the full story, not a version gussied up to protect a sometimes ally.

(emphasis mine)