After the February 19th Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth press conference at the Wisconsin state capitol, we visited Senator Herb Kohl's office and spoke with his assistant, Ryan Knocke. (Details and photos here.) I gave Mr. Knocke full contact info for the Architects and Engineers petition signers in Wisconsin, which he said he would pass to the Senator.
I recently received a response from Senator Kohl, who mentions "organizations that continue to investigate the events of September 11, 2001," (presumably referencing Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth) and says "I understand the importance of this issue and will keep in mind the points you have raised as the 111th Congress continues." While not the best possible response, this is far from the worst.
As I told Ryan Knocke, Senator Kohl's wealth and moderate-to-conservative credentials might be a big asset if he decided to look into 9/11 and do something huge for his country that would guarantee him favorable mention in future history books. I'm not holding my breath, but I'm not writing him off either. For all I know, Senator Kohl may be more of a patriot than meets the eye.
Below is his letter.
Dear Mr. Barrett,
Thank you for visiting my office recently to provide me with a petition and information. I appreciate you and the others in your group sharing the information with my staff member, Ryan Knocke. Ryan has shared your information and comments with me.
As you know, the 9/11 Commission was established by President George W. Bush in 2002 as an independent bipartisan committee to assemble a full account of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In July 2004 the Commission released its full report including recommendations to prevent future attacks.
Currently there are several organizations that continue to investigate the events of September 11, 2001 in search of details surrounding the attacks. I understand the importance of this issue and will certainly keep in mind the points you have raised as the 111th Congress continues.
Again, thank you for visiting my Madison office.