Notebook: 9/11 Commission
Tomorrow the Senate takes up the remaining recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.
Remember the 9/11 Commission? The bipartisan panel that put country before party…and unanimously recommended 41 steps to make America safer…and avert another attack.
Their report came out two and a half years ago. Is it perfect? Of course not. But it is--as a Bush administration official said at the time--"the most comprehensive accounting of what went wrong, and what could be made right."
Over a year ago, the commissioners issued a report card...assessing the progress we've made implementing the recommendations. The grades would make any mother mad...26 C's, D's, and F's.
Some Senate opponents of the 9/11 recommendations claim that they contain huge hidden costs--billions to inspect ports and containers and cargo.
But what about the costs of another terrorist attack?
That's a page from my notebook.