Wednesday, August 04, 2004


Bush Fights 9/11 Commission Recommendations

Posted on Tue, Aug. 03, 2004

Thomas H. Kean, chairman of the 9/11 Commission investigating the terrorist attacks on the U.S.
9-11 panel members criticize Bush's response to recommendations

By Sumana Chatterjee and Warren Strobel
Knight Ridder Newspapers

WASHINGTON - President Bush's first swipe at tackling the recommendations of the Sept. 11 panel on improving America's war on terrorism drew criticism Tuesday from members of the commission and his own intelligence agencies.

And the White House hinted that it might yet change its plans. (Read: Flip-Flop based on polling data)

On Monday, Bush endorsed the creation of a new national intelligence czar, but balked at giving that person broad administrative and budgetary powers.
"In this city, if you have a fancy title, but you're not in the chain of command, and you don't control the budget, you're a figurehead. And another figurehead is not what the 9/11 commission recommended and what our nation needs," said (Bob) Kerrey...

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