Thursday, July 22, 2004

9/11 Report -- First findings:

* Sept 11th attacks should not have surprised US.
* "Failures of imagination, policy, capabilities and management" by the US government.
* Call for the establishment of a "national counter-terrorism center" to unify intelligence and operational planning under a new "national intelligence director."
* "What we can say with confidence is that none of the measures adopted by the US government from 1998 to 2001 disturbed or even delayed the progress of the al-Qaeda plot."