Democrats in Congress are making national security one of their first orders of business:

House Democrats announced legislation yesterday aimed at implementing many of the remaining reforms suggested by the Sept. 11 commission, including calls for more thorough cargo screening, better emergency communications and more money for cities at the highest risk of terrorist attack.

It's about time our government got serious about protecting America's ports. Upgraded communications for first responders was one of the top priorities identified just days after the 9/11 attacks, and five years later nothing much has been done. I guess we've focused all our efforts and spending on security for the "green zone" in Iraq.

According to the article, Republican say the 9/11 commission recommendations haven't been implemented because they were blocked by Democrats in Congress. That would be the Republican controlled Congress.

Seriously, don't you think America is on to the "up is down", "war is peace", "suspending the Bill of Rights is liberty" bizzaro-world-speak by now?

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KnoxVol's picture

R's don't make no sense.

R.Neal said "Seriously, don't you think America is on to the "up is down", "war is peace", "suspending the Bill of Rights is liberty" bizzaro-world-speak by now?"

I don't know but that's one problem that I've got with the Republican Party - they do not seem to have much respect for the Bill of Rights or civil liberties in general.

They're willing to fight wars for liberty but don't place great value in liberty. Puzzling.

Johnny Ringo's picture

According to the article,

According to the article, Republican say the 9/11 commission recommendations haven't been implemented because they were blocked by Democrats in Congress. That would be the Republican controlled Congress.

Well, that's not EXACTLY what was said, was it?

Republicans on the Homeland Security committee offered immediate criticism of the package, arguing that Democrats had not followed through on promises to enact all of the remaining commission recommendations. They complained that Democrats were limiting debate and that many Democrats previously opposed the changes that they are now advocating.

And besides, you wouldn't argue that the Democrats were incapable of blocking things they were opposed to in the Republican controlled Congress, would you?

SayUncle's picture

Why only some changes?

Why only some changes?

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SayUncle
Can't we all just get a long gun?

mpower1952's picture

Can anyone explain this

The repubs complain that it was the dems who blocked the 9-11
reforms and yet in the vote today the majority of repubs voted against the reforms including our do-nothing rep Duncan.

Be a blessing to someone today.

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