The Executive Summary on 9/11, completed in June 2005 and kept classified until now, is a 19-page executive summary that finds extensive fault with the actions of senior CIA leaders and others beneath them. CIA watchdog: Agency officers did not effectively tackle al-Qaida before 9/11. (Citizen Times) I'm not sure this report tells us anything we didn't already know.
The report "does not document the many successes of the agency and it's officers at all levels" and does not "make recommendations related to systemic problems." It's good to keep these two statements in mind when reading the report.
"The agency and its officers did not discharge their responsibilities in a satisfactory manner," the CIA inspector general found.
"They did not always work effectively and cooperatively," the report stated.
Yet the review team led by Inspector General John Helgerson found neither a "single point of failure nor a silver bullet" that would have stopped the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.
In a statement, CIA Director Michael Hayden said the decision to release the report was not his choice or preference, but that he was making the report available as required by Congress in a law signed by President Bush earlier this month.
"I thought the release of this report would distract officers serving their country on the front lines of a global conflict," Hayden said. "It will, at a minimum, consume time and attention revisiting ground that is already well plowed."
National Bio-surveillance = Miserable Failure, at Press Hard to Break Glass
Last week, the DHS’ Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a report (pdf) on the federal effort to coordinate and consolidate the various means of detecting a biological event, be it naturally occurring or man-made. The gist of the report? Given the money spent, we’re worse off than we were the first time President Bush made this a priority.
9/11 Conspiracy, by Jack Lee at Post Scripts
Few crimes have been as well researched by modern means and by professional investigators from both the government and by private industry than the crash events on 9/11. Yet some conspiracy believers are determined to believe lies! Lies that are not even logical where on one hand that government is supposed to be incompetent and on the other hand it is so skillful that it could contain a secret plot orchestrated and covered up by thousands of people involved at various levels of civil service and the private sector.________________________________________________________ Trackposted to Outside the Beltway, Right Pundits, The Virtuous Republic, Perri Nelson's Website, Rosemary's Thoughts, Big Dog's Weblog, Nuke's News & Views, Webloggin, The Amboy Times, Public Domain Clip Art, Diary of the Mad Pigeon, The World According to Carl, Pirate's Cove, Planck's Constant, The Pink Flamingo, Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker, Right Voices, The Yankee Sailor, Gone Hollywood, and OTB Sports, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.