Keith Olbermann’s Special Investigation of the Months Leading to 9/11

Keith Olbermann takes a look back at the Bush Administration in the months leading up to the 9/11 attacks. He shows that, despite several warnings, they did nothing. The sure have no business now trying to blame Clinton or anyone other than themselves for the lack of preparation. Crooks and Liars has the video. Transcript below the fold.


OLBERMANN: In a sense, we are all still detainees in the wake of 9/11, but there is some unrest among the inmates.  Being asked what steps he took to stop al Qaeda, President Clinton freeing many to ask what steps, if any, his successor took in the most critical time before the plot.

Yesterday, President Bush declined to address Mr. Clinton‘s remarks, saying, “We‘ve already had the look back this and look back that.”  But if we are to look forward with any clarity, it is important to know the facts about where we have been and how we got where we are.

Thus, tonight a special investigation.  Mr. Clinton is not in office, Mr. Bush is.  His policies determine how the U.S. fights al Qaeda, so it is important that we understand how he has done so in the past.  Comparing the two presidents is valid, necessary, to illuminate the capacities of the office.  Mr. Clinton said it plainly, he failed to get bin Laden.  Mr. Bush has acknowledged no such failure.

But while it has become conventional wisdom, although debunked by the 9/11 report, that Mr. Clinton dropped an offer from Sudan to hand over bin Laden, it is rare to hear anyone discuss whether similar but real feelers were ever extended to Mr. Bush.  And it is, we suspect, even more rare to see this tape of the Bush White House addressing reports of such feelers in February 2001, after the government knew al Qaeda had attacked the U.S.S. Cole.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP, February 27, 2001)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The Taliban in Afghanistan, they have offered that they are ready to hand over Osama bin Laden to Saudi Arabia if the United States drops its sanctions, and the—they have a kind of deal that they want to make with the United States.  Do you have any comments (INAUDIBLE)?

ARI FLEISCHER, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY:  Let me take that and get back to you on that.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

OLBERMANN:  There is no record of any subsequent discussion on that matter.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, of course, responded to President Clinton by defending the Bush record.  “We were not left a comprehensive strategy to fight al Qaeda,” she said.

Our goal in this report is to rise to Mr. Clinton’s challenge and assess the record of Mr. Bush‘s efforts against al Qaeda in his first eight months in office.

We begin with Rice’s claim that Clinton left no strategy to fight al Qaeda.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP, January 20, 2001)

GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: So help me God.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  Congratulations.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

OLBERMANN (voice-over):  On January 25, 2001, five days after Mr. Bush took office, counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke sent Rice a memo, attaching to it a document entitled “Strategy for Eliminating the Threat of al Qaeda.”  It was, Clarke, wrote, “developed by the last administration to give to you, incorporating diplomatic, economic, military, public diplomacy, and intelligence tools.”

Clarke’s memo requested a follow-up cabinet-level meeting to address time-sensitive questions about al Qaeda.  But President Bush had downgraded counterterrorism from a cabinet-level job, so Clarke now dealt instead with deputy secretaries.

RICHARD CLARKE, FORMER COUNTERTERRORISM CZAR:  It slowed it down enormously, by months.  First of all, the deputies’ committee didn’t meet urgently in January or February.

OLBERMANN:  Why the delay?  Rice later tried to explain.

RICE:  America’s al Qaeda policy wasn’t working because our Afghanistan policy wasn’t working, and our Afghanistan policy wasn’t working because our Pakistan policy wasn’t working.  We recognized that America’s counterterrorism policy had to be connected to our regional strategies, and to our overall foreign policy.

OLBERMANN:  That, although Clarke’s January 25 memo specifically warned, “Al Qaeda is not some narrow little terrorist issue that needs to be included in broader regional policy.  By proceeding with separate policy reviews on Central Asia, etc., we would deal inadequately with the need for a comprehensive multiregional policy on al Qaeda.”

Clarke’s deputies’ meeting came in April, when, he says, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz insisted the real terrorism threat was not al Qaeda, but Iraq.

By July 16, the deputies had a proposal for dealing with al Qaeda, a proposal, Clarke says, was essentially the same plan he gave Rice five months earlier, and it still had to go to the principals, the cabinet secretaries.

CLARKE:  But the principals’ calendar was full, and then they went on vacation, many of them, in August, so we couldn’t meet in August.  And therefore the principals met in September.

OLBERMANN:  Although the principals had already met on other issues, their first meeting on al Qaeda was not until after Labor Day, on September 4, 2001.

But what were Mr. Bush and his top advisers doing during this time?  Mr. Bush was personally briefed about al Qaeda even before the election, in November 2000.  During the transition, President Clinton and his national security adviser, Sandy Berger, say they told Bush and his team of the urgency of getting al Qaeda.

Three days before President Bush took office Berger spoke at a passing-the-baton event, which Rice attended.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP, January 17, 2001)

SANDY BERGER, NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER:  With survivors of the U.S.S. Cole reinforced the reality that America is in a deadly struggle with a new breed of anti-Western jihadists.  Nothing less than a war, I think, is fair to describe this.

OLBERMANN:  Eight days later, Clarke sent Rice the strategy Clinton had developed for retaliating in the event that al Qaeda was found to have been behind the previous October’s attack on the U.S.S. Cole.  The next day, the FBI conclusively pinned the Cole attack on al Qaeda.

Mr. Bush ordered no military strike, no escalation of existing Clinton measures.  Instead, he repeated Clinton’s previous diplomatic efforts, writing a letter to Pakistani leader Pervez Musharraf in February and another on August 4.

Until September 11, even when Mr. Bush was asked about the Cole, an attack carried out on water by men in a boat, he offered a consistent prescription for keeping America safe, one he reiterated upon taking office.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

BUSH:  To protect our own people, our allies and friends, we must develop and we must deploy effective missile defenses.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

OLBERMANN:  Democrats, who controlled the Senate, warned that his focus was misplaced.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

SEN. CARL LEVIN (D): I’m also concerned that we may not be putting enough emphasis on countering the most likely threats to our national security and to the security of our forces deployed around the world, those asymmetric threats, like terrorist attacks on the U.S.S. Cole on our barracks and our embassies around the world, on the World Trade Center.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

OLBERMANN:  He was not alone.  The executive director of the Hart-Rudmann Commission’s request to brief Bush and Cheney on the terror threats they had studied was denied.

On February 26, 2001, Paul Bremer said of the administration, quote, “What they will do is stagger along until there’s a major incident, and then suddenly say, Oh, my God, shouldn’t we be organized to deal with this?”

According to the 9/11 Commission report, even bin Laden expected Bush to respond militarily to the Cole bombing.  Quote, “In February 2001, according to a source, bin Laden wanted the United States to attack, and if it did not, he would launch something bigger.”

The most famous warning came in the August 6 presidential daily briefing, reporting “patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings or other types of attacks, including recent surveillance of federal buildings in New York.”

According to the 9/11 report, “Bush did not recall discussing the August 6 report with the attorney general, or whether Rice had done so.  We have found no indication of any further discussion before September 11 among the president and his top advisers of the possibility of a threat of an al Qaeda attack in the United States.  Tenet does not recall any discussions with the president of the domestic threat during this period.  Domestic agencies did not know what to do, and no one gave them direction.  The borders were not hardened, transportation systems were not fortified, electronic surveillance was not targeted against the domestic threat, state and local law enforcement were not marshaled to augment the FBI‘s efforts.  The public was not warned.”

Explanations after the fact suggested a lack of familiarity with the recent history of terrorism.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIPS)

RICE:  I don’t think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center.

DICK CHENEY, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:  There wasn’t any way then we could have anticipated what was about to happen, of course, in—on 9/11.

(Subtitle:  1995, Philippines uncovers plot to fly planes into Pentagon and World Trade Center.)

(Subtitle:  September 1999, U.S. study: Al Qaeda might  crash planes into Pentagon.)

(Subtitle:  Spring 2001, New York City trial testimony: Bin Laden sending agents to acquire planes.)

BUSH:  These terrorists had burrowed in our country for over two years.  They were well organized.  They were well planned.  They struck in a way that was unimaginable.

(Subtitle:  July 2001, FBI told of Zacarias Moussaoui‘s interest in flying jumbo jets.)

(Subtitle: September 2001, FBI memo: Moussaoui could fly something into the World Trade Center.)

(END VIDEO CLIPS)

OLBERMANN:  On September 10, 2001, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California requested a meeting with Vice President Cheney to press the case for aggressive counterterrorism measures.  She is told Mr. Cheney will need some time to prepare first, six months.

That same day, the NSA intercepted a communique from Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia, stating, “Tomorrow is zero hour.”  That communique was only translated into English on September 12.

(END VIDEOTAPE)

OLBERMANN:  It appears now that the operative word in the phrase “We could not have anticipated” was the word “we.”

“Countdown’s” look at what the Bush White House did to take the threat of terrorism seriously on its watch, and what it did not do, from Rice’s claim this week they were handed no al Qaeda strategy from the Clinton administration, to President Bush’s reaction to the confirmation that al Qaeda indeed was behind the attack on the U.S.S. “Cole.”

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    david miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: i’ve paid up in london until monday: it’s THURSDAY today the 27th september 2007: so i’m ok for the next 4 days here: they try grassing me up as soon as i get back to yorkshire: i wonder if it’s anything to do with that SIGNED PHOTO OF MR CLINTON ??? the priest at ROTHERHAM PARISH CHURCH told me that LEAD ZEPPLIN was on at THE MILLENUM DOME here:(spelling) or they’ll all go down like a lead ballon or something ??? HILLARY CLINTON might be running next year 2008:
    so my luck might change then hopefully ???
    cyber-cafe near that AMERICAN CHURCH london: near EUSTON STATION i think ??? at least somewhere near that ??? i had a good mug of coffee, etc, there this morning:

    i doubt if i’ll get to see LEAD ZEPPLIN ??? i don’t even know when they’re even on ??? i keep trying to find stuff on bob dylan web pages MOST OF THE TIME if it isn’t another bob dylan song title: ???

    a lot of my problem is that RAY HEARNE that i’ve known for about 36 years or so: doesn’t propely understand my ASPERGERS SYNDROME: he’s looking after my guitars at present: i used to have 2 FENDER STATOCASTERS: and a YAMAHA guitar:

    david miedzianik say…med-gen-nick:

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    david miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: i’ve paid up in london for the next 4 days today:
    they’re out to see me in a psychatric unit again in yorkshire:
    so i don’t know if it’s safe to go back ??? ONCE AGAIN i wonder if it’s that signed photo of MR CLINTON that’s doing it ??? i thought i’d be safe from all trouble after 20 odd visits to the USA ??? i must have tripped some computer system or something when i left manchester airport, england, on the 20th april 2005 or something ??? i don’t know ???

    pope benindict 16th got elected on the 19th april 2005:

    maybe he got me back to england pope benidict 16th ???

    maybe i shouldn’t have got back to ENGLAND if i’d overstayed or something ???

    pope john went to the funeral of JFK: ???

    MR CLINTON was on a photo with JFK once i think ??? i think he was filmed with the scouts, or something ??

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    Ron Chusid says:

    David,

    It sounds like London might be a better place for you if you can work it out.

    The photo of Clinton wouldn’t have anything to do with your problems.

    Clinton did have his picture taken with JKF shortly before he was shot:

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    david christopher miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: yes i think that was the one: i knew it was something like that ???? david miedzianik: WINGFIELD, ROTHERHAM,
    SOUTH YORKSHIRE: i might go back to london soon ????
    i’m getting grassed up from rotherham a lot now: maybe because of that signed photo i have of MR CLINTON: ???? i’m very UNHAPPY about it all ??? it’s nothing iron bar cutters won’t solve in that end ain’t it ???

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    Ron Chusid says:

    David,

    Iron bar cutters? Are they for breaking out of jail?

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    david christopher miedzianik says:

    i was in IDAHO SPRINGS, COLORADO, USA, on SEPTEMBER 11th 2001:

    DEAR RON: :(JAIL OR A PSYCHIATRIC UNIT because of MR CLINTONS SIGNATURE on HIS PHOTO EH ???): today i’m at WAKEFIELD YORKSHIRE: my travel pass for virgin trains here has been pulled: so i lost my temper a bit on the train: it’s a disabled pass: MOBILITY PASS: they’re trying to put me away again. maybe for having MR CLINTONS SIGNATURE ???? i have no travel pass and i might be on WAKEFIELD STATION all night or something ??? i might be ok i get my money tomorrow: they’ve never done that before: i don’t have much piece they’re stopping me a lot when i go down to LONDON: but i might be ok there ??? THEY’ve been out to get me ever since i got back from the USA on april 20th 2005: to manchester airport: THE ANIVERSARY OF ADOLF HITLERS BIRTHDAY: david miedzianik WAKEFIELD LIBRARY: YORKSHIRE: ENGLAND: DON MCLEAN is on at SHEFFIELD CITY HALL on october 14th 2007: you know he did that song AMERICAN PIE: i might try and get a ticket to see him there ??? MAYBE TOMORROW ???
    they don’t like me near WINFIELD, ROTHERHAM, where that library is there ??? too ???

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    david christopher miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: bob dylan’s photo is on THE COVER OF THE RADIO TIMES today: i do hope THE RADIO TIMES AREN’T A CHANGIN’ AGAIN ??? AS THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED last admission: ??? david miedzianik say…med-gen-nick: that’s our TV GUIDE here:

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    david christopher miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: i’m back down london again: i saw kelly osborne last night in CHICAGO: on the WEST END here: david miedzianik
    cyber-cafe near TRAVISTOCK SQUARE: LONDON: PS: i’ve got 2 tickets for DON MC CLEAN, at SHEFFIELD CITY HALL: i bought them just before i set off here from SHEFFIELD: they’re for the 14th october 2007:

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    david christopher miedzianik says:

    dear RON: i’m now back in rotherham. i saw kelly osbourne 2 nights in london: i also saw don maclean at SHEFFIELD CITY HALL on OCTOBER 14th 2007: you know he sings the song AMERICAN PIE which maddona does also: the cops came again over me playing the computer here at wingfield library: they wanted me to use headphones for watching THE WHO on YOU TUBE on this computer thing: and i got angry about it: i have aspergers syndrome: so i’m now using THE MEETING PLACE computers here in WINGFIELD to write to you: it seems to be more, and more, trouble all the time for me here and london: I WONDER IF IT’S MR Clintons signed photo that’s doing it ???
    david miedzianik
    MEETING PLACE WINGFIELD ROTHERHAM SOUTH YORKSHIRE

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    Ron Chusid says:

    David,

    I didn’t even know that MaDonna also does American Pie (but I don’t pay much attention to her). Is her version the same as the original or does she change it much?

    As I’ve said before, Clinton’s picture wouldn’t have anything to do with your problems. It does make sense that a library would want you to wear headphones if you are listening to music so that you don’t disturb others in the library.

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    david christopher miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: i might be ok now ??? david midzianik:

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    david miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: i’m back down LONDON again. i spent the night here:
    i have a coach ticket for PARIS, FRANCE: i set off tomorrow night: david miedzianik: cyber-cafe near TRAVISTOCK SQUARE: LONDON: PS: for years i’ve hoped that bob dylan would do a song about me ??? i was even handing out my adverts for a song about me at his concert in BOURNMOUTH, ENGLAND, last year: the one i wrote about PRINCESS BEATRICE: if i have a guitar everyone will tell me i can’t play: if i write requests to the radio over bob dylan i seem to have A LOT MORE LUCK: i’ve been a good radio request writer until recently: VERY SAD AIN’T IT ??? i can’t find a girlfriend the music doesn’t seem TO CLICK with anyone anymore: OR ANYWAY ANYHOW seeing i’m now wearing my tea shirt of THE WHO:

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    david miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: i went to see KELLY OSBOURNE in CHICAGO again last night here in london: i spent the night walking about by myself here in london: i’ll be setting off for VICTORIA COACH STATION here in london in an hour or 2 or 3 ???: i set off for PARIS, FRANCE, there: david miedzianik:
    cyber-cafe near TRAVISTOCK SQUARE: LONDON:PS: i’m thinking of asking, for the money for my coach ticket back, if i don’t get a DATE OUT WITH A WOMAN down PARIS: ???? it’s horrible to go down there without a date out: although i might be safe from the psychiatric services, etc, down there too ???? ASSESMENT again or whatever they might call it ???

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    david miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: do i keep repeating myself here ???? soon i should be on another visit to PARIS: i talk the way i write a bit: david miedzianik: PS: maybe MR CLINTON’S signed photo will help ??? it should do down PARIS ??? it’s on THE SANE RIVER ain’t it ???

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    Ron Chusid says:

    David,

    Hopefully things go well in Paris. I fear Clinton’s picture won’t make any difference. The Seine River runs through Paris.

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    david miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: i got to PARIS, FRANCE, early this morning: i,ve been drifting around here most of the day: i,ve visited that church overlooking paris. and a few others too; maybe they,ll put me in touch with a french girl: if i say my prayers right or something here ??? i don,t understand the notation on this french computer ??? david miedzianik paris

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    david miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: i’m still in london: i got back from paris when the clocks went back here last sunday night: 2am i think ??? i’ve been wandering around here all night for the last 2 or 3 days: i get my money next week: there seems to be trouble each time i get back to rotherham so i’m now back in london: it should be ok here ??? cyber-cafe near TRAVISTOCK SQUARE: LONDON:

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    Ron Chusid says:

    David,

    That was a quick trip to France. It does sound like things go best for you in London. I imagine it is easier to be more anonymous in a bigger city.

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    david christopher miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: i bought a virgin train ticket for about 50 pounds: to NEWCASTLE: i tried to get into ALICE COOPER but i didn’t have enough for a ticket later on today: so i caught the virgin train back and i’m now in SHEFFIELD: i think richard branson used to manage the SEX PISTOLS at one time ??? malocom mac claron or something (spelling) ??? i’ve got my THE WHO tea shirt on right now: i saw BOB DYLAN AND HIS BAND in newcastle april 12th this year 2007: i hope it might lead to a song about me or something not going: i was playing the bob dylan track JOKERMAN off of INFIDELS in the train and the ticket man told me off: i tried to sell my radio cassette at this venue with this album in it, but i couldn’t sell it for enough, to buy a ALICE COOPER ticket: cyber-cafe SHEFFIELD:
    david miedzianik:

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    david christopher miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: BILL CLINTON met BOB DYLAN once didn’t he ??? i saw it on one of the sites: i don’t know if he has any signed albums or not ???? david miedzianik cyber-cafe SHEFFIELD:

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Dylan performed at Clinton’s first inauguration. In December 1997 Clinton presented Dylan with a Kennedy Center Honor at the White House

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    david christopher miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: yes his inauguration would be in 1993 i think ??? as the election date would be in NOVEMBER 1992: ??? january 1993 ??? my mum died april 16th 1993: that’s the same birthday as POPE BENIDICT 16th but his birth year is 1927 i think ??? my mum was born in 1926 in rotherham: the year of the GENERAL STAKE here in england: he was born somewhere in GERMANY i think too ??? i saw BUDDY HOLLY in london’s west end on the 8th august 2007: i also visited BUCKINGHAM PALACE on that date for a walk around there: that was PRINCESS BEATRICE’s 19th birthday: about 5th or 6th in line to the throne: i posted my advert off to PRIVATE EYE magazine again today: my princess beatrice advert again: today is the QUEENS 60th wedding aniversary or something i think ??? if i knew how to get off with PRINCESS BEATRICE i could have £666 pocket money a day or something couldn’t i ??? i wrote the ROYAL WEDDING poem for PRINCE ANDREW and FERGIE that MIKE READ on RADIO ONE read out: i might be in business now ???
    BUDDY HOLLY is on at THE LYCYUM sheffield tonight (spelling)??? so i’ve bought a ticket for that too: i also have tickets to CHRISTY MOORE he’s playing THE SHEFFIELD CITY HALL this SUNDAY the 25th NOVEMBER 2007: i don’t know am i repeating myself here: who know what turns a woman like PRINCESS BEATRICE ON ??? i have no-one at present: so she can have me if she wants me ??? david miedzianik: cyber-cafe opposite WHITBREADS BREWERY: brewery on the bridge: SHEFFIELD:
    SOUTH YORKSHIRE: say..med-gen-nick: i have 2 signed photos of JAKOB DYLAN bob dylans son: at my house in rotherham: south yorkshire: did i tell you that ?? i must read my stuff back a bit more sometime musn’t i ??? LISA LEVINE from missouri used to love THE WALLFLOWERS and JOKOB DYLAN: the last i heard of her she was in UNIVERSAL CITY, MISSOURI: she wanted me to see CHERYL CROW on the 16th september 1997: but i was the day i arrived in st louis and i was too tired to go to the concert: i don’t know if this was, why i had bad luck, with LISA, or not ???

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    david christopher miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: yes my mum who died shares the same birthday as POPE BENIDICT 16th: david miedzianik: but NOT THE SAME YEAR:
    AND not THE SAME COUNTRY: and NOT THE SAME TOWN for that matter:

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    david christopher miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: i think bob dylan has bought a house in SCOTLAND ???
    what answer blows in the wind ??? up SCOTLAND way ??? david miedzianik: sheffield:

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    david christopher miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: BUDDY HOLLY came down in a plane crash: do they BLOW IN THE WIND ??? david miedzianik: SHEFFIELD:

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    david christopher miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: it’s 24 years to the day that jfk got shot dead: JOHN F KENNEDY: 22nd november 1963: it’s THURSDAY: 22nd november 2007 today: i’m in sheffield right now: that event happened in DALAS, TEXAS: dealy plaza, i think: ???? david miedzianik: cyber-cafe opposite:
    WHITBREADS: brewery on the bridge: SHEFFIELD: say..med-gen-nick: rainmanhallelujah@hotmail.com

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    david miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: i went to ST MARIES, church sheffield: cops telling me to go even though it’s CHRISTMAS: i haven’t really had a good CHRISTMAS for years: i was in the usa september 11th 2001: idaho springs, colorado: as soon as i wrote on your site i had MR CLINTON’S signed photo: SOMEONE COULD have issued me with a USA VISA even though i’d overstayed a bit in 2005: i’ve been messed around all my life: you could have even got me a US VISA: i don’t have a job: INSTEAD OF A JOB IT’S TAKE ME AWAY STUNTING ALL DAY LONG: david miedzianik SHEFFIELD: may benidict 16th ROT IN HELL for all i care: they don’t tell me to go from any CATHOLIC CHURCH and get away with it: :(ST MARIES, SHEFFIELD): I’VE BEEN DOING IT TOO long: “the men they can’t hang” are on at THE BROADWALK, SHEFFIELD: i hope i can get ???? i have ASPERGERS SYNDROME and i’m NOT IN THE PSYCHIATRIC UNIT yet: i might be ok down london again ??? i don’t know ???? CHRISTY MOORE is on, on THIS SUNDAY:

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    david miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: someone could have got me a US VISA as soon as i wrote MR CLINTON’S name on your site: DAVID MIEDZIANIK: cyber-cafe opposite BREWERY ON THE BRIDGE: sheffield:

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    david miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: if you’ve been to the USA over 20 times including SEPTEMBER 11th 2001: idaho springs, colorado, usa: people don’t bother you with trying to PUT YOU AWAY unless THEY’RE MAD THEMSELVES: just about as soon as you get back to ENGLAND: 6 months after last visit this happened: it’s NOT HAPPENED AGAIN so far: david miedzianik:
    cyber-cafe opposite BREWERY on THE BRIDGE: sheffield:

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    david miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: i could have had a visa, and an expenses paid for trip back, to the usa with that signed photo: or some method of paying my way in the USA: a bob dylan song about myself: AFTER ADVERT, AFTER ADVERT, AFTER ADVERT asking fot this song about myself in the music press year after year: david miedzianik cyber-cafe sheffield brewery on the bridge:

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    david miedzianik says:

    DER RON: i send my CHRISTMAS GREETINGS to JIM SINGLEY: who used to take me for rides around THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS: he used to work on THE DENVER POST: i have a bit of trouble accesing my e-mails from sheffield: so getting his as well: they’re worrying me all day long up here in sheffield: i wanted to go back down london but i’m here instead: because of CHRISTY MOORE, and THE MEN THEY COULDN’T HANG they should be on tonight like i’ve said: in SHEFFIELD: david miedzianik SHEFFIELD:

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    david miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: there was going to be a london stage play just after my mum died with ELTON JOHN tinkling his piano: to MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY: nothing came of it: it was a fool with a kid with aspergers syndrome: then it was the group THE FLYING PICKETS and then nothing: one idiot after another until i was stupided after 20 visits to the usa by my next door niegbour: here in south yorkshire: get the idea ?? david miedzianik SHEFFIELD:

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    Ron Chusid says:

    David,

    I don’t know much about how visas work, but it is safe to say that having a photo of Bill Clinton wont’ matter. Posting about him in the comments here certainly won’t make any difference. You’re right that they don’t try to put people away for mental illnesses here. There was a time when it was common to place the mentally ill in asylums but they were ultimately released, unfortunately with many becoming homeless or spending nights in rescue missions and the days roaming the streets. I have a number of patients who are just barely able to function in society and it is often a challenge to hook them up with services to help them get food, medications, and assistance with medical expenses. My bet is that as long as you keep out of trouble nobody in the US would have any interest in putting you “away.”

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    david christopher miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: ASPERGERS SYNDROME, or AUTISM, isn’t mental illness: when i was 14 i was diagnosed with AUTISM: now they like to say that high functioning autism is ASPERGERS SYNDROME ??? as they’ve handed out millions of dollars, and pounds, for people researching into this to change the diagnosis a bit: after the film by TOM CRUSE, RAIN MAN, noend of people seemed to have AUTISM, or more recently ASPERGERS SYNDROME: why doesn’t TOM CRUSE stick to his film roles like TOP GUN and do endless B1 lancer and B2 stealth attacks on his next film role or something ??? maybe the answer will then be BLOWING IN THE WIND as that’s about the only answer that makes any sense when you have autism ??? or aspergers syndrome ??? or DIAGNOSIS DEATH like in those old AGATHA CHRISTI movies ??? (spelling) david miedzianik cyber-cafe opposite brewery on the bridge: SHEFFIELD: if they drop bombs on the middle east do that really die ??? that’s one of the reasons i’ve left it a bit with going back to the USA: to see if TIME IS A JET PLANE IT MOVES TOO FAST you’re a big girl now BOB DYLAN or if THE ANSWER IS BLOWING IN THE WIND ???
    i went back to philideliphia airport on the 11th december 2005: i got turned back at that airport to get a B2 6 months USA visa that hasn’t appered yet ??? JIM SINGLEY meets me each visit to the usa: i don’t think he even works for THE DENVER POST NEWSPAPER anymore ??? only thing just about they think about he is grumbling behind my back to see me in a psychiartic unit or something ??? i’ve started going to PARIS, FRANCE, now instead of the USA: and LONDON, ENGLAND, instead:

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    david christopher miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: i saw CHRISTY MOORE, at THE CITY HALL, SHEFFIELD, this Sunday: i went with my friend: david miedzianik: cyber- cafe opposite brewery on the bridge SHEFFIELD: PS: i also saw THE MEN THEY COULDN’T HANG at THE BROADWALK, SHEFFIELD last friday night:

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    david christopher miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: i have a ticket to see JOOLS HOLLAND tonight at SHEFFIELD CITY HALL: i went to MAGNA near SHEFFIELD where DOLLY PARTON was visiting: but they said it was a private function: MAYBE SHE WANTS TO WRITE ME A SONG ???? or something ??? as i saw her a year or 2 ago at THE HALLAM FM ARENA: david miedzianik: cyber-cafe opposite WHITBREADS BREWERY ON THE BRIDGE: sheffield: south yorkshire:

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    david christopher miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: i saw JOOLES HOLLAND 2 nights running: at SHEFFIELD CITY HALL: it’s christmas here in sheffield: i’m thinking of words to a CHRSSY HINDE song THEY’RE GONE 3000 DEAD IT MUST BE CHRISTMAS DAY JULY 7th. well TWISTED LYRICS here ain’t it ??? have you got a literal translation of the term ROT IN HELL what do you think this means: ??? as i’d like to know ???
    can HILLARY CLINTON offer me any nashing teeth or anything ??? david miedzianik: cyber-cafe SHEFFIELD: brewery on the bridge: SOUTH YORKSHIRE: ENGLAND:

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    david christopher miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: CHRISSY HINDE: PRETENDERS (spelling) she was on BOB DYLAN’S 30th ANIVERSARY CONCERT: i have my old 12 string guitar up sheffield with me today: david miedzianik: cyber-cafe SHEFFIELD: SOUTH YORKSHIRE: still:

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    david christopher miedzianik says:

    DEAR RON: i went back to SOUTH YORKSHIRE last night on the train from london: cyber-cafe opposite BREWERY ON THE BRIDGE: SHEFFIELD: SOUTH YORKSHIRE:

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