Friday, July 23, 2004

Asymmetric warfare

As with all good bureaucratic endeavors, the 9/11 Commission report has something for everyone. The Democrat members like Richard "Hatchet Man" Ben-Veniste, Bob "Poor Impulse Control" Kerrey and Jamie "My Ass is Covered" Gorelick managed to avoid an indictment of the Clinton administration's vacuous National Security policy. The Bush administration got an acknowledgement that just maybe when some foreign nutjobs attack your country, kicking their asses is the right thing to do, albeit with a strong dose of Kumbaya.

That may rate as a fair trade in some other galaxy, but doesn't impress me. What did the Commission do to honor the sacrifice of the ordinary citizens on Flight 93? Bureaucratic backrubs aren't going to do it, folks.