Pakistan Lobbies 9/11 Commission

The Telegraph, out of Calcutta, reports on lobbying efforts by Pakistan, largely ignored by the U.S. media.

New Delhi, March 12: The Pakistan foreign office had paid tens of thousands of dollars to lobbyists in the US to get anti-Pakistan references dropped from the 9/11 inquiry commission report, The Friday Times has claimed.

The Pakistani weekly said its story is based on disclosures made by foreign service officials to the Public Accounts Committee at a secret meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday.

It claimed that some of the commission members were also bribed to prevent them from including damaging information about Pakistan.

The magazine said the PAC grilled officials in the presence of foreign secretary Riaz Mohammad Khan and special secretary Sher Afghan on the money paid to lobbyists.

"The disclosure sheds doubt on the integrity and honesty of the members of the 9/11 inquiry commission and, above all, the authenticity of the information in their final report,"” it said.
Credit to Pakistan for making the system work for them. President Pervez Musharraf has received millions of dollars in aid and support since 2002. That said, what the hell kind of U.S. Representatives are willing to trade fancy dinners and golf outings for the safety of American Citizens?

Oh, right. Republicans.

I don't understand how this story didn't get noticed by the MSM. It combines two popular stories, lobbying and the 'GWOT.' It must be the damned liberal media again.

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