When we know what information we want to present and what overall point we want to make (as in a research paper or a speech) we write an outline. When we want to do an investigation to find out what the available evidence shows about an event, we just look at the evidence and follow it.
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.