September 14, 2005

9/11 Commissioner: Failure to Act on 9/11 Lessons Cost Lives in Katrina

The Washington Post today quoted former New Jersey Governor Thomas H. Kean (R), that Katrina has shown that our nation is still unprepared for terror. "This is not a terrorist incident, but it brings into play all of the same issues and shortcomings," Kean said. "What makes you mad is that it's the same things we saw on 9/11. Whoever is responsible for acting in these places hasn't acted. Are they going to do it now? What else has to happen for people to act?" 9/11 Panel Says U.S. Hasn't Enacted Crucial Reforms (Washington Post, September 14, 2005, p. A03)

After issuing their report in 2004, the ten commissioners of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States ("9/11 Commission") formed a 501(c)(3) organization - the 9-11 Public Discourse Project - aimed at fulfilling the 9-11 Commission's original mandate of guarding against future terrorist attacks, while adhering strictly to the same bipartisan and independent principles that have guided it over the last twenty months. This organization consists of the same leadership of the 9-11 Commission, including its commissioners, who now serve as the Board of Directors of the 9-11 Public Discourse Project. About the 9/11 Public Discourse Project

On September 14, 2005, the Project will issue a Report Card on Implementation & Press Conference with Former Commissioners in Washington. 9/11 Public Discourse Project: The Unfinished Agenda

Posted by dougsimpson at September 14, 2005 06:59 AM