Lehman's recommendations, redux

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Former Secretary of the Navy and 9/11 Commission member John Lehman writes in today's Washington Post about the failure of the intelligence reforms his commission recommended. Of course, he blames the Bush administration for poor implementation, rather than the commission itself.

There is a very striking resemblance between Lehman's diagnosis and what Herb Meyer wrote here (in greater detail) almost 6 months ago! Now that the poorly—constructed recommendations of the commission have gone awry, they are apparently shifting blame and adopting the wisdom Mr. Meyer attempted to offer them, to no avail.

Better late than never, I suppose.

Thomas Lifson   11 16 05

Former Secretary of the Navy and 9/11 Commission member John Lehman writes in today's Washington Post about the failure of the intelligence reforms his commission recommended. Of course, he blames the Bush administration for poor implementation, rather than the commission itself.

There is a very striking resemblance between Lehman's diagnosis and what Herb Meyer wrote here (in greater detail) almost 6 months ago! Now that the poorly—constructed recommendations of the commission have gone awry, they are apparently shifting blame and adopting the wisdom Mr. Meyer attempted to offer them, to no avail.

Better late than never, I suppose.

Thomas Lifson   11 16 05