@ 08:50 AM (94 months, 19 days ago)
The New York Times reports that the Bush administration has failed to turn over information requested by the 9/11 Public Discourse Project. The Project was established by the members of the former 9/11 Commission, which finished its official work last August.
The 9/11 Public Discourse Project wants to follow-up to ensure that the government is doing enough to prevent terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, and their requests for interviews with government officials such as Donald Rumsfeld and Condoleeza Rice, have gone unanswered.
Thomas Kean, the Republican who led the 9/11 Commission, said "It's very disappointing. All we're trying to do is make the public safer."
The Bushies like to play the terrorism trump card every chance they get. At last year's Republican convention, 9/11 was invoked ad nauseum. We were supposed to come away with images of Bush, the resolute leader who stared down the terrorists (never mind that we still don't have Osama).
Yet the Administration is curiously clothed in secrecy when it comes to sharing information with the public, that would explain what the federal government is doing to prevent another attack on American soil.
They need to ask themselves is that the best way to honor the memory of those who died on 9/11, and the families who continue to mourn. Of course, they would only ask themselves that question, if they really cared.
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/07/politics/07panel.html?oref=login (registration required)