… and justice for all.
This is bugging the hell out of me. Here’s a little news item that got too easily swept under the rug of New Hampshire primary mania. On Tuesday, the independent commission investigating Sept. 11 said it was going to request a two month extension, needed to fully complete its investigation. According to an article, “the Bush administration and congressional leaders suggested a delay was unlikely.” Every reference I’ve seen to this issue has either alluded or suggested (but never directly said) that the White House will not permit this extension because the deadline delay will release the results in July, smack dab in the middle of the election.
So, here’s my question. Can anyone cite a good reason why the White House would not give the investigation two months to complete it’s job? I’m looking for a legitimate reason that does not involve the almighty Presidential election. I have seen no actual quote or reference from the White House giving a reason, one way or the other.
Next question: if there is no viable reason (one that won’t muddy up Bush’s reelection campaign), does that constitute an obstruction of justice?
Note: yesterday, relatives of Sept. 11 victims requested that the investigation deadline be moved to January to “limit the influence of election-year politics”.