Sept 11 Commission: report

For those, like me, who want to see the raw data for themselves, instead of the media's interpretation, keep an eye on this space.

The Commission's final report is to be posted tomorrow morning at 11:30 a.m., EST.

UPDATE: I'm already threough the first 100 pages of the report. I feel the anger I felt on Black Tuesday. I don't think it will ever fade.

I recommend that everyone read the entire report for themselves.

posted by Linda on July 21, 2004 09:57 PM

Hm. I see lots of information that will probably not reach the nightly news. Or am I just being too cynical? (On p37 regarding NORAD's attempts to respond.)

Posted by: Patrick Chester at July 23, 2004 07:25 PM

Thank you for posting this link :D

Posted by: Jacqui at July 23, 2004 08:50 PM

Hi Jacqui! No problem. It's...light reading. Yeah, that's it. Light reading. Phew. ;)

I dunno, Patrick... I think we're going to go on seeing as much partisanship as ever, with just as much finger pointing. The report won't convince anyone; their minds are already made up, and those of us who are reading the data for ourselves and trying to discuss it will still be damned by the unreasoning as a bunch of "brownshirts" and "dittoheads".

Whatever, I'm very interested in your perceptions. For example, we all knew from following the commission's inquiry that the lack of cohesive intelligence leading up to the events of 9/11 was attributable to lack of resources and interdepartmental rivalry. What steps do you think should be taken to rectify the situation? (I haven't gotten to the commission's recommendations, yet -- I've been thinking as I read, brainstorming on my own to see if what I come up with will match the commission's findings.)

What are you thinking? Jacqui, I hope you jump in, too.


Posted by: Linda at July 23, 2004 10:26 PM

Unfortunately, I have little idea. Removing some of the restrictions on the CIA so they can use (...and I do mean "use") people who have information we needed, even if those people are scum. (That's why the operative word here is "use".)

Some way of taking the initiative (i.e., hunt down and kill the terrorists) instead of waiting and trying to guess what they're going to do next might be useful.

All this will take time, I'm afraid.

(It's late and I really have little training in intelligence/counterintelligence so everything is vague, vague, vague.)

(Ugh. Yeah, I'm getting oh-so-very tired of dealing with the unreasoning. Even the thought that those who are unconvinced might come over to my side if I simply try to point out the lies and encourage them to look things up for themselves isn't helping.)

Posted by: Patrick Chester at July 24, 2004 07:10 AM