Dem's on 9/11 Commission No longer Having Fun

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AAAintheBeltway, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. It's amazing how the media has dropped coverage of the 9/11 Commission hearings now that the fun part, that being blaming Bush and Condi Rice for everything, is over. Blame John Ashcroft. The AG, a notorious spoilsport, threw a wet blanket over the proceedings when he produced a previously unknown memo written by Dem Commissioner and Washington insider Jamie Gorelick when she was Deputy AG under Clinton. The Gorelick memo imposed "draconian" roadblocks on sharing info between anti-terror investigators and criminal investigators. In other words, it produced exactly the problem that was long known to plague the nations' anti-terror efforts, the right hand not knowing what the left was doing.

    The memo concedes that the restrictions it imposed where not legally required. Why they were imposed then would seem to be an interesting question. Just the sort of thing a Commission that was truly interested in getting at the root of the problem would dive into.

    Uhh, no. Calls from respected Republicans for Gorelick to resign her post at teh Commssion were ignored. Apparently the Commission does not consider it a problem that she withheld any mention of the document, even as she tried to shift the blame to the Bush administration. Or that she herself should be answering questions, not asking them.

    Our gal Ann has her typically bipartisan take on this subject.
  2. It's above all funny how easy Left and Right through medias are very clever to divert people from essentials and always lead them to discuss serious question as if it was a catch match. "It's the fault of the left", "no it's the fault of the right", and everybody forgets the real search of truth as partisans are now fighting each other as if the main point were to defend their honor.
  3. "right hand not knowing what the left was doing"

    Isn't this what the brain is for? IE.. Senior staff?