You gotta hand it to that 9/11 panel. Now they’ve uncovered — get this — evidence that Saudi Arabia and Pakistan aided Al-Qaeda! Sharp as tacks, these guys. You’d almost think they were reading Jihad Watch. From the LA Times, :
WASHINGTON — Pakistan and Saudi Arabia helped set the stage for the Sept. 11 attacks by cutting deals with the Taliban and Osama bin Laden that allowed his Al Qaeda terrorist network to flourish, according to several senior members of the Sept. 11 commission and U.S. counter-terrorism officials.
The financial aid to the Taliban and other assistance by two of the most important allies of the United States in its war on terrorism date at least to 1996, and appear to have shielded them from Al Qaeda attacks within their own borders until long after the 2001 strikes, those commission members and officials said in interviews.