After months of partisan posturing and spending millions of OUR dollars at some of Washington DC's finest eateries, the Commission appointed to delve into the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon has discovered the following:
On September 11, 2001, nineteen Middle Eastern men with ties to the al Qaeda terrorist organization hijacked four airliners. Two of these airliners were then flown into the World Trade Center Towers, a third airliner was flown into the Pentagon, the passengers aboard the fourth airliner fought back, thwarting a that attack. What target the fourth airliner was headed for remains unknown. Unfortunately, the passengers were unable to control the fourth aircraft and it crashed in Pennsylvania killing all aboard.
Gee, guys, we might never have known.
The Commission then takes the bold stand that this surprise attack was, well, a surprise.
The Clinton and Bush (43) administrations both come in for criticism for being totally unable to foresee unforeseen events.
Also, one of the main impediments to the timely dissemination of what intelligence we did have was the nature of the federal bureaucracy.
The Commission's recommendation to solve the bureaucratic problems is - yep, you get a cigar - yet another layer of bureaucracy.
Oh, and Islamist terrorists remain a real and current threat.
Gawd, I feel safer already.
I'm always overjoyed when my tax dollars are spent wisely.