Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Samuel L. Blumenfeld: HOW BARNEY FRANK HELPED THE 9/11 HIJACKERS. (Hat tip Pepperonikkid)
I have just finished reading the 500-page 9/11 Commission Report, and what becomes quite apparent is that the weakest link in our antiterrorism defense system prior to 9/11 was the Immigration and Naturalization Service. It was so weak that it became a revolving door for al Qaeda sleeper terrorists who were issued visas that permitted them to come and go as they pleased. And the one man responsible for creating this revolving door was Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts, whose 1989 Frank Amendment to INS procedures paved the way for the 19 hijackers to freely enter this country, take flying lessons, and quietly prepare for their deadly attack with no notice from our intelligence agencies.