I've yet to read the entire 9/11 Commission Report, just what I can here and there on the internet, but what I have read is the plan of reform. The FBI took less of a hit in the report than the CIA, much in part to Director Mueller, but together they face a huge challenge... the proposed appointment of a national intelligence director.
Now, I am not one to shoot down ideas pertaining to our national security, but why do we need yet another director of intelligence? There are over a dozen intelligence agencies in operation today, including the recently created cabinet post of Homeland Security. It seems to me the lofty ideal of joint intelligence is far from reach with the rivalry amongst the CIA, FBI, and Department of Homeland Security (not to mention the NSA, NGA, NRO, DIA...and the list goes on).
With the resignation of Director Tenet earlier this summer, which I've yet to come to terms with, there is not only a void, but the questions hangs over our heads as to how effective our current intelligence community really is right now.
The proposal of a National Counterterrorism Center to direct the so-called "war on terror" is ponder-worthy, but my fear is the budget and monetary control will be in the hands of the Pentagon, the Pentagon that is so closely linked to the direct agenda of the president.
Hopefully the Marshall Public Library will come through for me and the 9/11 Report will soon be in my hands (don't hold your breath on that one), but until then please bear with me!