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The 9/11 Commission Lives On

Posted by Ryan on July 28, 2007

I’ve had a problem with the 9/11 Commission since they came out with their findings over the summer of 2004.  Jamie Gorelick was on the “liberal” side of the panel (this incessant need for balance on our intelligence panels will probably kill people one day.  When I was a kid back in the 1980s, we had “non-partisan” panels).  Gorelick should have recused herself based upon her actions in implementing the “wall” between our intelligence agencies pre-9/11.  She had a vested interest in justifying her actions and making herself look better to history.  The panel played into this by overlooking “Operation Able Danger” which would have made Gorelick and the Clinton Administration look quite derelict in their duties during the 1990s when Mohammed Atta was named by our intelligence agencies as a threat, though we were unable to act.  I think that detail is kind of important.

So, the Democrat House passed many of the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations in a blatant way to try to look tough on security issues.  As noted above, I am suspect of a commission that did not use all the information necessary and available, that had members on it with self-interested goals, and omitted crucial information from the final report.  Roughly 80% of the recommendations are law and most of them make sense, but the hopes that the Democrats put into that commission demonstrates their insecurity on security. 

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