Sunday, August 07, 2005

9/11 Group Says White House Has Not Provided Files

NYT reports The White House has failed to turn over any of the information requested by the 10 members of the disbanded Sept. 11 commission in their renewed, unofficial investigation into whether the government is doing enough to prevent terrorist attacks on American soil, commission members said.

The operative word is DISBANDED. Their official existence is over, and I am happy that the government is not providing sensitive information to private citizens who are looking to extend their 15 minutes of fame.
The members said that the Bush administration's lack of cooperation was hindering a project that was otherwise nearly complete.
Their project is complete; they have already issued their report.
Thomas H. Kean, the former Republican governor of New Jersey who led the bipartisan Sept. 11 commission, said he was surprised and disappointed that the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and several other executive branch agencies had failed to respond to requests made two months ago for updated information on the government's antiterrorism programs. The requests came not from the disbanded commission, which was created by Congress, and had subpoena powers, but from its shadow group, which the members call the 9/11 Public Discourse Project. It was established by the members of the Sept. 11 commission when the panel formally went out of business last August, shortly after releasing a unanimous report that called for an overhaul of the nation's counterterrorism agencies.
As they recognize their panel formally went out of business, and they have no right to further sensitive information

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