Here is disturbing news from the AP:
Atta Intelligence Omitted From ReportMany of us argued at that point in time when the commission was holding public hearings that it was corrupt to the core, with one of the primary contributors to the intelligence/law enforcement failure - one Jamie Gorelick - participating as one of the commissioners. The makeup of the commission on the Democratic side was a setup for a coverup from the beginning. Only now, long after the commission report was made public, a lengthy tome that (surprise!), found nobody to be at fault for our lapse in security that resulted in the terrorist attack, do we find out that the commission was provided with damning information and chose to keep it secret.
By KIMBERLY HEFLING, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Sept. 11 commission knew military intelligence officials had identified lead hijacker Mohamed Atta as a member of al-Qaida who might be part of U.S.-based terror cell more than a year before the terror attacks but decided not to include that in its final report, a spokesman acknowledged Thursday.
Al Felzenberg, spokesman for the commission's follow-up project called the 9/11 Public Discourse Project, had said earlier this week that the panel was unaware of intelligence specifically naming Atta. But he said subsequent information provided Wednesday confirmed that the commission had been aware of the intelligence. (link)
But this story isn't going away. Expect to hear a lot more about Jamie Gorelick. And about Clinton-era disregard for the well-being of the American citizenry that allowed Muslim extremists to slaughter 3000 innocent men, women, and children.
If our government can't be trusted to launch a legitimate investigation into their failures, we'll do it without them.