Sunday, March 28, 2004

The 9/11 Commission and Richard Clarke

My main interest in politics continues to be foreign policy. Despite this, I have not been paying much attention to the commencement of the 9/11 hearings or the Richard Clarke scandal. Because frankly, they both strike me as blatant political posturing during a key election year.

Sure the commission is bipartisan with officials from both the Bush and Clinton administrations testifying, but nothing is really accomplished. Wonkette provides this handy flowchart. As for the Richard Clarke fiasco, honestly, there isn't much else to say that hasn't been discussed to death already. Dan Drezner has the best commentary regarding it. The fact that he seems to say that 9/11 is all Bush's fault, while Clinton handled terrorism with the utmost concern is simplely wrong. TIME Magazine also weighs in.