9/11 Commission: Bad Timing?

WASHINGTON – The former Sept. 11 commission gave dismal grades Monday to the federal government’s efforts to shore up national security and prevent another terror attack on the United States.

Meeting for the last time since being appointed by Congress in 2002, commission members gave the government "more F’s than A’s" among the 41 grades measuring progress on security recommendations they issued last year.

"We’re frustrated, all of us — frustrated at the lack of urgency in addressing these various problems," said former commission chairman Thomas Kean, a Republican and former New Jersey governor.

Specifically, the panel gave the government an "F" on homeland security spending for cities most at risk, on improving radio communication for emergency agencies and on airline passenger prescreening. They awarded only one A — actually an A-minus — for the administration’s efforts to curb terrorist financing.

Gee, and this is surprising why? Considering how much backstabbing and partisan bickering has been going on, plus, hey, it is government! What did the Commission expect? Anyhow, their credibility is diminished by two words: Jamie Goerlick.

I find the timing of the whole thing rather suspect. It was released just as all the Congressional Critters are trying to get out of Washington, there is no election in the near future, and people are about to start traveling in mass droves. Very suspect on the timing. I really do not understand why they couldn’t have waited till the last week in October, 2006 to release this information. Maybe Kerry can explain it, as he calls our troops terrorist’s.

Anyhow, Michelle Malkin has an interesting roundup and article on the whole thing. Her timing on that post is suspect, too. Does she know something we don’t? 😉

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