Sunday, May 26, 2002

The New Republic Online: Analyze This "But the FBI can't fix itself entirely from the inside. And that's where the politicians come in. Daschle and other top Democrats are calling for a 14-member independent commission to investigate the government's counterterror efforts before 9/11. Republicans are resisting the idea, claiming the commission will produce an anti-Bush witch-hunt--a partisan slur unfortunately given some credence by the Democrats' recent behavior. Democrats should drop their efforts to pin blame for 9/11 on Bush; Republicans, in turn, should drop their opposition to an independent commission. And then, perhaps, 14 people can go to work determining just what went wrong before 9/11 and how the FBI and the rest of our government can better protect the United States the next time."

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