Saturday, March 13, 2004

Like Others, Rumsfeld Has 9/11 Memento

WASHINGTON, March 12 — A Justice Department investigation that criticized F.B.I. agents for taking relics from the Staten Island landfill that held the rubble of the World Trade Center also found that Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld kept a piece of the airplane that struck the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

The report, which also determined that at least two senior F.B.I. officials and numerous agents had kept mementos that once were in the World Trade Center, did not accuse Mr. Rumsfeld of any wrongdoing.

Mr. Rumsfeld picked up a footlong, twisted metal shard from the plane, had it mounted on a plaque that he keeps in his office as a vivid reminder of the terrorist attack, and has shown it to "hundreds of visiting dignitaries, members of Congress and other visitors," said Lawrence Di Rita, the chief Defense Department spokesman.

"It would be incorrect to say this is a souvenir," Mr. Di Rita said in a telephone interview Friday night. "It's not the secretary's. It's a memento on display in the Pentagon."

from NY Times article, March 13 by Eric Schmitt

Hahahahahahahaha! This gave me the best laugh in many days.
He has a piece of the plane! That proves it!
I wonder if anyone is asking, Where's the rest of the plane?
(go on, use Picosearch below to look for The Amazing PentaLawn 2000--which poses the question - Where's The Boeing?

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