Being the master here, I get to answer the questions posed to me in a grand fashion...so, first, here's the article re: Clinton's response via a letter sent from Bruce Lindsey, head of the Clinton Foundation, and Douglas Bond, a top lawyer in Clinton's office:
BUBBA GOES BALLISTIC ON ABC...
Here's another article re: reactions of others in the administration:
Clinton Administration Officials Assail ABC's 'The Path to 9/11'
I agree with your point on sway. I don't see anyone's opinion of what happened September 11th change because of this movie. Personally, I don't think you can blame anyone other than the terrorists for 9/11. Granted, Bush was told in a memo in August that an attack may be coming. Additionally, Clinton may or may not have had the opportunity to catch Bin Laden. The CIA and FBI may have dropped the ball. Maybe if someone connected all the dots, it could have been prevented...but, well, they didn't. And therefore, two towers collapse in NYC. Obviously tragic.
But, let's be honest...before September 11, 2001, would anyone really, truly believe something like that could occur in the United States? The WTC attack of '93 showed it possible. The Oklahoma City bombing showed some vulnerabilities. The USS Cole and two embassy attacks showed there was terrorism...but, if you were President, would you believe something like that were possible inside our own borders before 9/11? Personally, I don't think I would have.
September 11 was a tragedy with plenty of blame that could be assigned. But wouldn't we all be better off to learn from the mistakes and find the failings rather than trying to assign blame? I think the answer is yes. We just need to figure out a way to do that...
And, as I typed the above response to JD, the following occurred:
ABC alters 9/11 show under pressure
Some people will care about tha a lot more than I do. Let the fight begin...