January 8, 2007

NO WONDER THEY DIDN'T SIGN A CONTRACT WITH AMERICA:

Security bill picks up ideas of 9/11 panel: But House Democrats' fast-track measure excludes some key recommendations of the '04 report. (Gail Russell Chaddock, 1/09/07, The Christian Science Monitor)

• It does not take up panel recommendations to declassify the top line of the intelligence budget.

• It would not shift covert paramilitary operations from the Central Intelligence Agency to the Defense Department.

• It skirts the lead recommendation of the 9/11 commission for members of Congress: to dramatically reduce the number of committees that claim oversight over homeland security.

"In only their first few days in the majority, House Democratic leadership has already fallen short on the key security promise they made to the American people," chided Rep. Peter King of New York, the ranking Republican on the Committee on Homeland Security.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 8, 2007 6:16 PM
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