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The major defect of the 9/11 Commission's report is its failure to face the government's personnel problem. 9/11 was a failure of people as well as of the systems that the report blames. There was a lot of incompetence in the FBI, the CIA, the INS, the FAA, and the White House. Stupid decisions were made. George W. Bush ignored the early August 2001 warning in the President's Daily Briefing that was head ed "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S" And as CLA veteran Ray McGovern pointed out to William Raspberry of The Washington Post, the FBI's Spike Owens "received a $20,000 cash award from the administration for his duties in safeguarding the American people" after rejecting unread that report from the FBI's field office about "all those Arab fellows training on aircraft but with no interest in learning how to land them."
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Title Annotation:Tilting at Windmills
Author:Peters, Charles
Publication:Washington Monthly
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2004
Words:148
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