ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 22, 2004
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(Detroit: Peter Jennings) The publication of the final report from the commission investigating the attacks on September 11 noted. [Commission chairman Thomas KEAN†- says this was a failure of policy, management, capability & imagination.]
(New York: Brian Ross) The commission's findings reviewed; details given about missed opportunities, bad management, failed diplomacy & lack of military options; of its findings on Presidents Bush & Clinton, the CIA, FBI & airport security. [KEAN - says our purpose is not to assign blame; states out government did not take adequate steps to find the hijackers in the US & failed to protect the American people.] [April 13, President BUSH - outlines what he would have done.] [Commission member Bob KERREY - talks about what the presidents knew about Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden††.] [Commission member James THOMPSON†- says the FBI & CIA never came together on Zacarias Moussaoui.] Surveillance tape from Dulles Airport, Washington, DC, of the five hijackers going through security shown.
(New York: Brian Ross) The report's account of what happened to United Flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania, presented; timetable of what happened on the plane outlined with onboard hijacker Ziad††al- Jarrah† quoted.
(Detroit: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The commission's recommendations reviewed: a national intelligence director, a counterterrorism center & permanent congressional oversight committee members. [Commission vice chairman Lee HAMILTON†- asks who is in charge.] [KERREY, THOMPSON - talk about the reforms.]
(Detroit: Peter Jennings; White House: Terry Moran) How Bush may respond to the commission proposals discussed.
(Detroit: Peter Jennings; Capitol Hill: Linda Douglass) The commission's view of the need to consolidate power in Congress & the likelihood that Congress will not react quickly to the proposals discussed.