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(Update) ABC's "The Path to 9/11," the USS Cole and John O'Neill

8:41 AM, Sep 13, 2006 • By DANIEL MCKIVERGAN
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Regarding my September 8 post, a professor at one of the nation's war colleges emails:

This line from Bodine's CYA op-ed says it all:

"The Cole was also a crime scene, and crew members were witnesses."

At no other time in US history, can I remember an attack against a US warship considered a mere "crime." We might not have responded appropriately to the German attacks on the destroyer USS Kearny or other warships serving as convoy escorts in the North Atlantic prior to Pearl Harbor. But we also didn't refer the matter to the FBI and hope the Nazis would cooperate.

The attack on the Cole was an act of war, pure and simple; Bodine still doesn't get it.