Kerrey: The one-man commission
: Bob Kerrey, self-styled attack dog of the 9/11 Commission, is in the NY Times Sunday saying again that 9/11 could have been prevented but without saying, again, how. It’s bad enough that he’s throwing out such a terrible charge, it’s worse that on TV and in papers he is coming to and announcing his conclusions before the commission is even finished gathering its evidence, let along writing its report. He’s making a mockery of a process that has become a mockery.
: So the White House released the now-infamous August 6th briefing.
Condi Rice was right. It is a document giving background and history and no clear call to action, nothing that could have prevented September 11th.
The money graph:
Nevertheless, FBI information since that time indicates patterns ofsuspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations forhijackings or other types of attacks, including recent surveillance offederal buildings in New York.
I’m no Bushie but I’m sick of the attempt to find an enemy within when the enemy is clearly without.
: Josh Marshall says: “I think it’s fair to say there’s nothing thermonuclear, shall we say, in the August 6th Presidential Daily Brief…”
How to change the world
: Hossein Derakhshan — the Johnny Appleseed who sparked the Iranian weblog revolution — tells us how to change the world with blogs for a paper that was (surprisingly) not picked up for BlogTalk 2.0. It’s an excellent primer.
: Alan Meckler says social software is the push of 2004. Can’t say I disagree.
: The White House released the Aug. 6 briefing before 6:15 tonight. It’s now 7:45 and I’m still waiting for someone — the AP, Reuters, the NY Times, the Washington Post — to post the page and a half source document.
: Charlie, in the comments, says that Command Post has a link to the doc on FoxNews.