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Accounting for the Final Report

The 9/11 Commission's report was once thought of as definitive. Now it looks more rickety with each passing day.

12:00 AM, Aug 31, 2005 • By EDWARD MORRISSEY
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What kept them from taking that action? Bureaucracies expressing more concern over appearances of impropriety than in providing for national security. The architect of that policy, Jamie S. Gorelick, sat on the Commission itself. And the Commission took this myopic approach and used it to generate an expansion of the very same bureaucratic problem, passing this off as a solution, rather than the primary cause of the failure.

Edward Morrissey is a contributing writer to The Daily Standard and a contributor to the blog Captain's Quarters.