9/11 Attack Was Preventable

For the first time, the chairman of the independent commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks is saying publicly that 9/11 could have and should have been prevented.

Thomas Kean, appointed by the Bush administration and a former Republican governor of New Jersey, is now pointing fingers inside the administration and laying blame.

“As you read the report, you’re going to have a pretty clear idea what wasn’t done and what should have been done,” he said. “This was not something that had to happen.”

He also goes on:

“There are people that, if I was doing the job, would certainly not be in the position they were in at that time because they failed. They simply failed,”

To find out who failed and why, the commission has navigated a political landmine, threatening a subpoena to gain access to the president’s top-secret daily briefs. Those documents may shed light on one of the most controversial assertions of the Bush administration ? that there was never any thought given to the idea that terrorists might fly an airplane into a building.

“How is it possible we have a national security advisor coming out and saying we had no idea they could use planes as weapons when we had FBI records from 1991 stating that this is a possibility,” said Kristen Breitweiser, one of four New Jersey widows who lobbied Congress and the president to appoint the commission.

I think that if this report is proven true, the people responsible for this failure should be held accountable for the tradegic events that happened.

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