Kissinger resigns as head of 9/11 commission

By | 2002-12-14

Facing questions about potential conflicts of interest, Henry Kissinger resigned Friday as chairman of the September 11 commission.


President Bush named Kissinger to lead the 10-member commission last month, dropping his longstanding opposition to an independent probe of the events leading up to the September 11 terrorist attacks.


In a letter to the president, Kissinger, 79, said he was stepping down from the appointment to remove any questions about even the appearance of a conflict of interest regarding his ties to several organizations and public figures.

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