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September 11 / Commission Report / Intelligence Reforms #760149

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 19, 2004
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Stewart) The final report from the commission investigating the September 11 attacks previewed; details given of proposals for creating a cabinet post to oversee all US intelligence agencies and to create a national counterterrorism center; other conclusions, including findings about Al Qaeda’s relationships with Iraq, Iran & Saudi Arabia, outlined. [Yesterday, acting CIA director John McLAUGHLIN†- says he leans against it.] [Friday, presidential candidate Senator John KERRY – says it is long overdue that we have a coordinator of national intelligence.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: John Roberts) The 9/11 Commission’s campaign to ensure that their recommendations are implemented outlined; details given of White House reaction to the idea of a national intelligence czar. [April 14, 9/11 Commission chairman Thomas KEAN†- comments on the importance of the work.] [Kennedy School of Government David GERGEN†- says the White House would like this report to go quietly away.] [Friday, KERRY – says this president has not taken action sufficient to fix the intelligence problems.] [Former CIA director Stansfield TURNER†- wonders why intelligence has not improved.]

Rather, Dan;
Stewart, Jim;
Roberts, John

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