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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:55 PM
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Richard Clarke's op-ed peace..slams 9/11 report because they.....
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 04:02 PM by ElsewheresDaughter
left it to the public to draw many conclusions instead of making them themselves.
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Clarke, Richard A

Americans owe the 9/11 commission a deep debt for its extensive exposition of the facts surrounding the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks. Yet, because the commission had a goal of creating a unanimous report from a bipartisan group, it softened the edges and left it to the public to draw many conclusions.

Among the obvious truths that were documented but unarticulated were the facts that the Bush administration did little on terrorism before 9/11, and that by invading Iraq the administration has left us less safe as a nation. (Fortunately, opinion polls show that the majority of Americans have already come to these conclusions on their own. )

What the commissioners did clearly state was that Iraq had no collaborative relationship with Al Qaeda and no hand in 9/11. They also disclosed that Iran provided support to Al Qaeda, including to some 9/11 hijackers. These two facts may cause many people to conclude that the Bush administration focused on the wrong country. They would be right to think that.

So what now? News coverage of the commission's recommendations has focused on the organizational improvements: a new cabinet-level national intelligence director and a new National Counterterrorism Center to ensure that our 15 or so intelligence agencies play well together. Both are good ideas, but they are purely incremental. Had these changes been made six years ago, they would not have significantly altered the way we dealt with Al Qaeda; they certainly would not have prevented 9/11. Putting these recommendations in place will marginally improve our ability to crush the new, decentralized Al Qaeda, but there are other changes that would help more.

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:00 PM
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1. I heard one of the "Families For A Peaceful Tomorrow",
Bob McIllvane saying on Canadian tv that "America deserved more".
He was not happy with the 9/11 report.
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MikeG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:00 PM
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2. With a wimp like Lee Hamilton, what did you expect?
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sallyseven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:56 PM
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3. But we went into the war in Iraq
because they had the oil. Don't you get it? Nothing to do with terrorism. Plain and simple take over of the oil. I want to see if the Iraqi government will not let us take the oil. bush did not go after bin laden because he is a family friend. Dead bin laden bad for bush. Family will not like that. Saudi Arabia is the bad guy. When the hell will the American people wake up??
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:18 PM
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4. Mass Media
Most is complicit with the crimes of the Bush Junta.

Major Network Ownership Rundown:

CBS: Westinghouse Power
NBC: General Electric
FOX: Rupert "Satan" Murdoch
ABC: Walt Disney Corperation

Wars are good for ratings and corporations that feed off of wars.
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