Wednesday, July 21, 2004

9/11 Commission Blames Itself for 9/11

รข??Following four days of closed door deliberations, the
National 9/11 Commission issued a statement Monday, concluding that if
it had existed, the terrorist attack could have been avoided easily.
"Just look at our commission's title," said commission chair Thomas
Kean. "Knowing that date before the attack would have focused our
investigation greatly."

The 10 bipartisan commissioners have attempted to elicit answers from
the panel of former senior Clinton and current Bush administration
officials regarding what the United States did to counter al-Qaida
before the 9/11 attacks. "Our interviews have given us such a clear
picture of the pre-attack situation that we alone could have avoided
the attacks," said vice chair Lee Hamilton. "We bear a heavy
responsibility for that, and we apologize to
After interviewing Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, Richard Clarke,
George Tenet, and others, the commission statement concludes, "Those
poor people knew nothing. We wasted too much time on subjunctives,
even though subjunctives are supposed to sidestep time."
The commission has closed its work and determined to spend its time
investigating the next major terrorist attack. "We will be changing
our commission name to a future date so as to be much more effective
in fighting terrorism. We're all future tense this time around," said
Kean. "Yeah, this time," said Hamilton. President Bush was pleased
with the report but expressed quiet confusion.