Implementing The Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission
It seems the National Review is accusing the Democrats of breaking their pledge:
And we wonder why people are cynical? Our friends on that side of the aisle didn’t make that many promises on the campaign trail; the highest profile ones were to clean up Congress, raise the minimum wage, and implement all of the Commission’s recommendations. They roasted their opponents for picking and choosing which ones they preferred; they insisted that only instituting all the recommendations demonstrated a serious commitment to protecting the American people. And now, we learn, that pledge was “crap,” as Murtha would likely put it.
So what is their evidence? Jonathan Weisman entitles his Washington Post article Democrats Reject Key 9/11 Panel Suggestion but his subtitle tells the real story: Neither Party Has an Appetite for Overhauling Congressional Oversight of Intelligence. And let’s check out what the National Review failed to mention:
It may seem like a minor matter, but members of the commission say Congress’s failure to change itself is anything but inconsequential.
Congressional oversight? Now there’s the key to stopping an Al Qaeda terrorist plot – NOT. Couldn’t there be at least some admission from the National Review that Republicans members of Congress are not that excited about this specific – and yes minor – matter? Now if Speaker Pelosi runs the House in the same rubber stamp, corrupt, and do nothing manner that Speaker Hastert did – we’ll have something to strongly criticize.