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The 9/11 Commission

In the course of writing today’s column , I basically decided the Commission had jumped the shark. I don’t know exactly where the tipping point was, but it might have been when Bob Kerrey whined about how “unfair” Condi’s “filibustering” was. In the first place, Kerrey had eaten up his own time delivering a stem-winder (and preening about his stem-winder) on the war in Iraq — a war he’d supported in the Wall Street Journal that morning. Moreover, Rice had already spoken to the Commission for hours on end in private, where filibustering was not an option. In effect, what Kerrey was whining about was that Rice was eating up his on-camera time. And, keep in mind, I think Kerrey’s been one of the best Commissioners.


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