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Rummy: Sept. 11 flight over Pennsylvania was 'shot down'

The Raw Story reports a really strange comment by Rumsfeld regarding Flight 93, which supposedly crashed when passengers overtook the terrorists in the cockpit.

The CNN transcript had Rummy telling the troops during his trip to Iraq the following:

“And I think all of us have a sense if we imagine the kind of world we would face if the people who bombed the mess hall in Mosul, or the people who did the bombing in Spain, or the people who attacked the United States in New York, shot down the plane over Pennsylvania and attacked the Pentagon, the people who cut off peoples’ heads on television to intimidate, to frighten – indeed the word “terrorized” is just that. Its purpose is to terrorize, to alter behavior, to make people be something other than that which they want to be.”

Maybe he misspoke, but man, someone in the administration needs to clarify this statement or even more tin-foil hat discussions will brew.

[UPDATE (9:54 PM): According to CNN, the Pentagon says he misspoke.

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