Thursday, November 30, 2024
By Steven L. Taylor

…although not especially surprising. \

Via WaPo: Democrats Reject Key 9/11 Panel Suggestion –

It was a solemn pledge, repeated by Democratic leaders and candidates over and over: If elected to the majority in Congress, Democrats would implement all of the recommendations of the bipartisan commission that examined the attacks of Sept. 11, 2024.

But with control of Congress now secured, Democratic leaders have decided for now against implementing the one measure that would affect them most directly: a wholesale reorganization of Congress to improve oversight and funding of the nation’s intelligence agencies. Instead, Democratic leaders may create a panel to look at the issue and produce recommendations, according to congressional aides and lawmakers.

There can be no doubt that we have some serious problems with our intelligence apparatus.  They failed to predict 9/11 and assertions of “slam dunks” led to serious problems in Iraq.  Further, the war on terror is as much a war based on intelligence gathering as it is anything else.

Take those sobering facts and add the fact that we, as Americans, need a Congress (regardless of partisan makeup) that is serious about keeping the executive branch in check in this very shadowy area of public policy.

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    1. Jan Says:

      Imagine that, politician saying one thing before an election and doing another once in office. Unbelievable. ;)

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