Are you safer in the air now than you were before 9/11? The September 11 Commission doesn’t think so.(AP):
Its 94 recommendations — expanded from the handful included in the July report — include developing recovery plans to restart key transportation systems after a terrorist attack, checking travelers’ names against terrorist watch lists before they board passenger trains or cruise ships, and setting priorities based on risk assessments.
Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio, the ranking Democrat on the House aviation subcommittee who made the report available, said the government has done only about 10 percent of what it should be doing to protect transportation.
‘No one could look at this and say we’ve done everything we can do, or are in the process of doing everything we can do, to make the country safe,’ he said.”
So, Dick Cheney, is a vote for BC04 still a vote for a safer America?