Okay, today the REAL final report came from the artist formerly known as the 9-11 Commission and now called the 9/11 Public Discourse Project. Don’t worry about the new name, though. They are closing up shop at the end of the month.
So, bottom line, after four years, and a billion gazillion dollars we are no safer than we were before September 11. While that might be a bit of an exaggeration–frankly awareness is much better and communications among and within agencies, governments and the private sector had no where to go but up, Governor Blanco notwithstanding–the report card would make me beat my kid.
Former Governor Kean (R-N.J.) was, how you say, pissed. So were the rest of the former commissioners. It was a huge indictment of the efforts to make this country safer. Now the question is “what’s next?” Hope we find out before we send out the next national 911.