9/11 Commission

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9/11 Commission:

see under 9/119/11,
the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, in the United States, and the associated events and impact of those attacks.

The attacks, which were carried out by agents of Al Qaeda (a militant Islamic terrorist group led by Osama bin Laden) used three hijacked commercial
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Bush urged creation of a national intelligence director to coordinate the war on terrorism but without the sweeping powers for hiring, firing and spending recommended by the September 11 commission.
The CIA never disclosed the existence of the tapes to either the September 11 commission or federal courts that had been hearing the cases of Al Qaeda suspects in American custody.
The September 11 Commission report said that, in the months prior to the September 11 attacks, Administration officials leaned toward such a step and that some officials wanted to assist anti-Taliban Pashtun forces.
The September 11 Commission described Abu al-Yazid as the network's "chief financial manager".
The September 11 Commission described him as the network's ''chief financial manager.''
Earlier, the September 11 Commission, investigating attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, described Yazid as the network's "chief financial manager".
At issue is whether the CIA's actions amount to obstructing justice in the terrorist cases and giving false testimony to Congress in the September 11 commission work.
The report does cover terrain heavily examined by a congressional inquiry and the September 11 Commission. However, the CIA watchdog's report goes further than previous reviews to examine the personal failings of individuals within the agency who led the pre-September 11 efforts against al Qaida.
They include ethics and lobbying reform; enacting the recommendations of the September 11 Commission; raising the minimum wage; reducing student loan interest rates; and promoting stem-cell research.
The White House and US Congress have been given poor marks by the former September 11 Commission.
Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are refusing to appoint members to a stacked commission, instead pushing for an independent, truly bipartisan panel like the September 11 commission. Media coverage of the move, however, has been fairly clueless--Aren't the Democrats just being partisan?--so Democrats may feel pressure to break ranks.
"When this is over," Weldon told Fox News, "the September 11 Commission is going to have egg all over their face."