The 9/11 Commission and its investigation, led by Bush insider Philip Zelikow (see our page on him) was cooked right from the start. We now know that Zelikow actually wrote an outline for what the final report would say and this outline guided the investigation itself, rather than the other way around. He looked for and at facts that would bolster his preconceived story of 9/11 and ignored almost everything that would contradict it or tell another story (namely, that controlled demolitions brought down the Twin Towers and Building 7 and that this had to be done by people other than the 19 Arab so called hijackers.)
In his book The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation, Philip Shenon reveals that Prof. Ernest May and Philip Zelikow created an outline of the 9/11 Commission’s final report before the investigation even began. This outline was kept secret from the Commissioners and staff. The investigation consisted of finding information to fill in the points of the outline. Everything else was ignored.
Although Shenon is not a 9/11 Truther, this revelation cannot be overstated. It means that the 9/11 Commission’s work was a sham from the beginning. The official investigation and final report of the U.S. government, in other words, had a predetermined conclusion.
As Prof. David Ray Griffin described in his book The 9/11 Commission: Omissions and Distortions, Zelikow really called the shots on the 9/11 Commission. He decided what lines of evidence would be followed, what witnesses would be interviewed, and what questions would be asked. Now that we know he operated with an outline which he kept secret from the 9/11 Commissioners and the staff, we see how he did it. Zelikow was a White House insider on a Commission that was directly controlled by the White House. This made the 9/11 Commission totally unable to honestly investigate the role and whereabouts of Bush and Cheney on, before, and after 9/11.