Tuesday, May 18, 2004
The politicizing and grand-standing of the 9/11 Commission does not end. Just now John Lehman launched a totally uncalled-for attack on New York's police and fire officials, saying their command and control was "scandalous" and not good enough for the Boy Scouts.
How dare he?
This was not only disrespectful to the work of many heroes it was said for effect and publicity. If Lehman truly cared about getting to ways to make things better, he would not have said it this way. But he did.
The former police and fire bosses being questioned gave him restrained what-for (I would have given him the finger). Thomas Van Essen said that the kind of statement Lehman just made is the essence of the problem people have with this commission.
Is the point of this commission to spread the blame to as many people as possible? I thought it was going to be a non-partisan attempt to learn from past mistakes in an effort to prevent a similar break down and disaster?
I can't believe that this guy is assailing the police and fire folks, people who risked their lives and many of whom lost their lives in an effort to help? What the hell is wrong with him? And people say that Bush is arrogant...