The Right Coast

July 22, 2004
The 9/11 Commission
By Mike Rappaport

As usual, Chris Cox hits the nail on the head. The 9/11 Commission appears to have been seriously derelict in its duties. Cox writes:

While many are concerned with which laws may have been broken, a more fundamental question is why Mr. Berger, by any objective reckoning a subject of the Commission's investigation, was reviewing sensitive materials in order to determine which Clinton administration documents would be provided to the Commission. The destroyed documents reportedly contained more than two dozen recommendations for action against Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda network--a measuring stick for the Clinton administration's response.

Still, I suppose we should be happy for small things. At least Berger was not on the Commission. Jamie Gorelick, another Clinton Administration official, who was nearly as much a subject of the commission's investigation, was a member of the Commission.