Could anyone possibly think it’s proper for Jamie Gorelick to be sitting on the interrogation squad regarding 9/11? From Linda Chavez’s column:
“During the course of those investigations,” wrote Gorelick in 1995, “significant counterintelligence information has been developed related to the activities and plans of agents of foreign powers operating in this country and overseas, including previously unknown connections between separate terrorist groups.” But Gorelick wanted to make sure that the left hand didn’t know what the right was doing. “(W)e believe that it is prudent to establish a set of instructions that will clearly separate the counterintelligence investigation from the more limited, but continued, criminal investigations. These procedures, which go beyond what is legally required, will prevent any risk of creating an unwarranted appearance that FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) is being used to avoid procedural safeguards which would apply in a criminal investigation.” (emphasis added)
These guys want to have their cake and eat it, too. To prevent the risk of infringing on some crack dealer’s (or other such similar scum) “rights” to ruin and/or end lives — Ms. Gorelick felt it necessary to separate counterintelligence and criminal investigators. This is the very “wall” between agencies that the Commission is criticizing, and lo and behold, a member of the Commission is one of its constructors! Please keep in mind that Ms. Gorelick wrote this in 1995 — well before President Bush was elected to office.
The fact is, in my opinion — the United States has enjoyed a position of comfortable security on a number of fronts. Even when our military has been weak (during the Clinton years), it has still been one of the greatest in the world. We rested in the knowledge of this. To our north is Canada and to our south is Mexico, both of whom we’ve had peaceful relations with for decades. We rested in the knowledge of this.
To our east is the Atlantic — to the west, the Pacific. We rested in the “knowledge” that we’d have ample warning of any attack from across the water. It was almost infathomable to think that we could be attacked from within our own borders. And yet this is what happened . . .
It is possible that we could have seen it coming. Utilizing better intelligence, listening to the “chatter” down the grapevine, better communication between the agencies. But the fact is we didn’t see it coming. Anymore than we saw the first Trade Center bombing, the attack on the U.S.S. Cole, and all the other attacks that have taken place on our nation.
What I would like to know is: where was the public outcry when the Trade Centers were bombed the first time? Where was the public outcry when the U.S. Cole was bombed? Why did it take 3,000 people dying for this commission to suddenly become concerned? Were the victims of those and other, smaller attacks not enough?
This commission has no interest in justice or the families of 9/11. This commission is using 9/11 to try to take out President Bush and his administration. The families of 9/11 are being used to facilitate this mission — their grief is being exploited in a way so much more attrocious and vile than “exploitation” the President has been accused of. The families want and need closure and it is not surprising that some of them want someone to blame. Since those wielding the box cutters are no longer here, it is not surprising that the families would look elsewhere. The commission and liberal contingency see the hunger for justice in their eyes and see it as a tool to accomplish their own ends.
It’s just shameless.