"The Sept. 11 commission concludes that a "failure of imagination," not governmental neglect, allowed 19 hijackers to carry out the deadliest terrorist attack in U.S. history. The panel calls for an intelligence overhaul to confront an al-Qaida organization intent on striking again.See, if they'd just listened to me this report could've come out two months earlier. Lack of imagination was obvious, because apparently nobody could think of the truly far-fetched possibilities of terrorism.
There was a "failure of imagination" to provide either Bush or Clinton with new options — particularly military approaches — to deal with al-Qaida, the official said. There also was a failure to adapt to the post-Cold War era, and people just kept trying the same kinds of things that didn't work, the official said."
Friday, July 23, 2004
Failure of Imagination
9/11 Panel Blames 'Institutional Failings'