http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/03/24/911.commission/index.html Here is a quote from this article that struck me as very strong and as an indictment on the US government for the 9/11 tragedy. Clarke began his testimony with an apology to loved ones of those roughly 3,000 people killed in the attacks on airliners, the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. "Your government failed you, and I failed you," he said. "We tried hard,but that doesn't matter because we failed you. And for that failure, I would ask, once all the facts are out, for your understanding and for your forgiveness." We have been discussing this gentleman the last couple of days, and his words today sting greatly IMO. I also do not feel this is ALL Bush's fault, as Clinton had his opportunities to handle this situation in office as well. You live, You learn. glad to see he is accepting his share of the responsibility.