In what seems to be a case of covering their behinds, the Defense Department and Department of Transportation are being accused by the 9/11 commission of deliberately misleading the committee tasked with getting at the truth in regards to the attacks.
For more than two years after the attacks, officials with NORAD and the FAA provided inaccurate information about the response to the hijackings in testimony and media appearances. Authorities suggested that U.S. air defenses had reacted quickly, that jets had been scrambled in response to the last two hijackings and that fighters were prepared to shoot down United Airlines Flight 93 if it threatened Washington.
In fact, the commission reported a year later, audiotapes from NORAD’s Northeast headquarters and other evidence showed clearly that the military never had any of the hijacked airliners in its sights and at one point chased a phantom aircraft — American Airlines Flight 11 — long after it had crashed into the World Trade Center.
So instead of allowing the commission to find out what really happened so that we could possibly prevent it from happening again, the powers that be perpetrate another snow job on the American people. Yet another example of the less than truthful BS coming from Washington.