November 30, 2006
-- by Dave Johnson
There is a lot of comment on this morning's story, Democrats Reject Key 9/11 Panel Suggestion - washingtonpost.com. My favorite part of the story is the "solemn" tone,
It was a solemn pledge, repeated by Democratic leaders and candidates over and over: If elected to the majority in Congress, Democrats would implement all of the recommendations of the bipartisan commission that examined the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.Oh those Democrats, always lying about everything... Should have known better...
But with control of Congress now secured, ...
And WHO is saying that the Democrats are going to break this "solemn pledge?" "Rep. C.W. Bill Young (R-Fla.)" and "aides on the House and Senate appropriations, armed services and intelligence committees." It doesn't even say which party they are in. (Later in the story they refer to "Democratic aides" but not here.) And it certainly doesn't say how they would know anything since things like this aren't decided yet.
In fact, I have it on good authoritah from two people who are definitely in positions to know what the House and Senate plan to do, that the story simply is not true and they will be introducing legislation in each house to "fully implement" the 0/11 Commission recommendations.
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This comment is a requirement for a college course:
Why are the Republicans attacking Democratic policies before Congress is even in session? They haven’t even been given a chance to make any changes. Having finally regained majority, there are likely many things the Democratic party wants to introduce, and implementation of the recommendations is only one of them. Those who are already criticizing the Democrats’ plan of action are going to look like fools when they’re proven wrong.
And why are they (the Republicans, although the article doesn't say that) carping about the Democrats maybe not fully implementing the recommendations of the 9/11 commission when the Republicans have had plenty of time to do it and haven't?
On a similar note, the most excellent indie news outlet, Liberty News, has pledged an investigation into the events of 9/11 to air "in a few months".
I highly recommend that show, which as far as I know is only available on FSTV, channel 9415 on the Dish TV network, and via their website, http://www.libertynewstv.com/
"Those who are already criticizing the Democrats’ plan of action are going to look like fools when they’re proven wrong."
Haahahahahahaw! Tell me that one Friedman Unit from now.
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