Key Passages from The 911 Commission Report
Chapter 12 “ What to Do? A Global Strategy,” pp. 361-398
American foreign policy is part of the message. America’s policy choices have consequences. Right or wrong, it is simply a fact that American policy regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and American actions in Iraq are dominant staples of popular commentary across the Arab and Muslim world…[America’s] choices must be integrated with America’s message of opportunity to the Arab and Muslim world. Neither Israel not the new Iraq will be safer if worldwide Islamist terrorism grows stronger.
All but one of the 9/11 hijackers acquired some form of U.S. identification document, some by fraud. Acquisition of these forms of identification would have assisted them in boarding commercial flights, renting cars, and other necessary activities.
Before 9/11, no executive department had, as its first priority, the job of defending America from domestic attack.
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