Tuesday, August 26, 2003

COULD 9/11 HAVE BEEN PREVENTED?

I think so. I know there is a lot of tripe being spoken on both sides of the aisle, but the simple matter is that since before Viet Nam, before Jimmy Carter, and during all adminstrations (including the current one), the bureaucracy in Washington has never been willing to state a view that is counter to "common wisdom". In Washington, they don't always shoot messengers -- they usually wound them, deny them medical attention and then flog them in the town square. Then they shoot them.

Read Michael Ledin's column today and maybe you will get as angry as I am about this whole issue. I don't think it is any different from the problem we have in the media. In the media, everyone wants to try to do what Woodward & Berstein did -- bring a government to its knees and become iconic superstars. In Washington, everyone wants power. Same drill, same motivations. Both disgusting.


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