FNC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 22, 2004
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) The publication of the final report from the commission investigating the attacks on September 11 noted. [Commission chairman Thomas KEAN- says an attack of even greater magnitude is now possible.]
(Washington: Major Garrett) 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; commission recommendations outlined. [KEAN - says this was a failure of policy, management, capability & imagination.] [Commission vice chairman Lee HAMILTON- asks who is in charge of the integration of intelligence agencies.] [Commission member John LEHMAN- says there is a fundamental flaw in the way we gather intelligence.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Report introduced.
(White House: Wendell Goler) The political response to the commission’s findings featured; scenes shown of Kean delivering the final report to President Bush at the White House. [BUSH, White House spokesman Dan BARTLETT, Senator John McCAIN – discuss the findings & what actions should now be taken.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Senator John Kerry’s response to the commission’s findings reported. [KERRY – says we can do better to ensure the security of Americans.] Surveillance tape from Dulles Airport, Washington, DC, of the five hijackers going through security shown.