Should Obama Declassify A Report With A 9/11 Saudi Arabia Connection?

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Priyanka Prasad
In a bipartisan effort, members of Congress are pushing Obama to declassify the documents.

There is a 28-page document that the White House is purportedly debating on whether to declassify; this report could expose ties with Saudi Arabia and the 9/11 attacks.

According to The Independent, the report shows that “a Saudi Arabia-based network [could have] helped the hijackers in the US.”

A few members of Congress have read the report, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL); both currently support the notion that families affected by 9/11 should have access to the report.

Graham told “60 minutes” that “the report outlines a network of people that supported the hijackers while they were on the West Coast and helped them to enroll in flight school…[this] network [includes Saudi Arabia’s] government, rich people and charities,” The Independent reports.

The report is available for all members of Congress to read, as long as they do not take notes or pictures. Members of both the Democratic and Republican parties are pushing to have the documents declassified.

The urgency is due to the fact that President Obama will be visiting Saudi Arabia in late April, and the U.S. government has consistently had uncomfortably cushy ties with its government, despite the many nefarious aspects of the Saudi regime.

Porter Goss, a former Republican congressman, told the New Yorker, “[The reports are] about the Bush Administration and its relationship with the Saudis,” which could undoubtedly be damning.

All things considered, the information in these documents is certainly something the public should potentially know before Obama meets with the Saudis.

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