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Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations, Or Not

In a major new report (pdf) that could serve as an appendix to the Final Report of the 9/11 Commission, the Congressional Research Service performed a detailed assessment of the implementation of the Commission’s recommendations.

“The discussions herein are organized on the basis of policy themes that are at the core of the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations, rather than through a review of each numbered item set out in the Commission’s final report,” the 73 page CRS report says.

“Each section of the report summarizes the pertinent elements of the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation relevant to the section’s policy theme. Then a review is made of responses made by the Congress to implement, in whole or in part, the given recommendation. Where appropriate, notice is taken of Executive branch actions regarding the policy matter.”

A copy of the report was obtained by Secrecy News.

See “9/11 Commission Recommendations: Implementation Status,” December 4, 2006.

Update: See, relatedly, a review of the 9/11 Commission recommendations by Christian Beckner of Homeland Security Watch who examines “what the 110th Congress could potentially do to make progress on each and every one of [them].”

0 thoughts on “Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations, Or Not

  1. It is interesting that people would be engaged in the implementation of recommendations from a study as badly-flawed as the 9/11 Commission Report. It is like believing Bush when he said that Iraq had WMD and even after that is factually discredited, unquestioningly accepting his story about 9-11. There are more than enough contradictory facts to warrant taking a second look including: the fact that a number of the supposed hijackers are alive and well, the fact that even the FBI, on its most wanted page for Bin Laden, does not accuse him of complicity in 9-11 due to insufficient evidence, and the fact demonstrated by several physicists and mathmaticians that the WTC Towers could not have collapsed at free-fall speed as they did without the obstruction of the lower floors being removed by controlled demolitions.

    Why should we busy ourselves implementing recommendations of a study that, by design, never determined root causes?

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