Saudi Princes, Pakistani Intelligence, and 9-11

According to this Time Magazine story [*], based on forthcoming book by Gerald Posner, the Bush Administration continued to insinuate that Iraq was somehow responsible for the 9-11 massacres long after a top al-Qaeda captive had named the names of top Saudi and Pakistani officials who knew about the attacks in advance.

I don’t know how reliable Posner is, but the story, if true, calls for somebody in Washington to do some serious explaining.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: