Wednesday, April 14, 2004
No, the Democreeps would never turn the 9+1 Against Bush commission into The Blame Game™ or a partisan hate fest.
o wonder the Dems wanted to extend the commission's reporting deadline two months closer to Election Day. Its proceedings have turned into nothing more than one long publicly-funded attack ad against the Bush administration.
The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, which had been established on November 27, 2002, was supposed to submit its final report on or before May 27 of this year. That is, until the Dems' extension pushed that date into July—just one day after the Dhimmicrammit National Convention starts in Boston (the same city where the terrorists boarded the two planes they used to destroy the World Trade Center and kill thousands of Americans). You can bet al-Qerry's (or bait-n-switch Hitlary's) sole focus during the convention will be that report (tentatively entitled "Bush Knew and Is Solely to Blame for This Administration's Miserable Failure on
Now there are rumblings in the What Liberal Press?® press about the commission's "staff reports," which our country's
Fourth Estate Fifth Column is beginning to comment on as if they were the commission's own official findings—although there's nothing under Sec. 607 (Staff of Commission) or Sec. 610 (Reports of Commission; Termination) of Public Law 107-306 which authorizes the publication of staff reports or even the use of funds for making them. Of course, not obeying the law is but a mere technicality whenever it involves Dhimmicrooks.
The commission's members are supposed to be five Republicans and five Democrats. But what about its staff who are busily churning out their own statements and reports which the al-jazeernalists have been going so gaga over lately? Apparently, not many at all are currently serving in any capacity within the executive branch, and at least eight are partisan Democrats and two are pseudo-Republicans.
The staff's leaders are:
- Executive Director
- Philip D. Zelikow R(ino?)
- Deputy Executive Director
- Chris Kojm D
- General Counsel
- Daniel Marcus D
The rest of the commission's staff are:
- Executive Secretary
- Karen Heitkotter Dª. Formerly with the State Department, the National Security Council, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
- Deputy General Counsel
- Steve Dunne. Deputy General Counsel. Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland. Former litigation partner Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. Former law clerk to Justice David H. Souter, U.S. Supreme Court, and Judge Stephen F. Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit.
- Deputy for Administration and Finance
- Tracy Shycoff Dª. Administrative director for four other federal commissions, including the current U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and the Commission on Holocaust Assets.
- Deputy for Communications
- Alvin Felzenberg. Formerly at Voice of America, after serving as communications consultant to Secretary of the Navy Gordon England. Directed the Heritage Foundation's "Mandate 2000" project on the presidential transition process, and was editor of Keys to a Successful Presidency. Held several senior staff positions with the House of Representatives.
- Manager of Operations
- Dianna Campagna. Former principal director of Housing and Urban Development's Executive Secretariat. Held management positions in real estate. Managed the paper flow and office systems in the White House Counsel's office and, prior to that, at the White House Office of the Staff Secretary.
- Chief of Security
- T. Graham Giusti. Comes to the Commission from the Office of the Director of Central Intelligence.
- Senior Counsel (7)
- John Farmer. Former Attorney General of the State of New Jersey and Chairman of New Jersey's Domestic Preparedness Task Force in the aftermath of September 11.
- Susan Ginsburg. Former senior official in the Treasury Department's Office of Enforcement. Law clerk for the Honorable Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals and worked in the State Department's Bureau of International Narcotics Matters.
- Barbara Grewe. Associate General Counsel GAO, working on investigations of fraud in government operations or contracts. Served as Special Investigative Counsel for DOJ Inspector General's 9-11 review. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.
- Christine Healey D. Formerly with the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the U.S. House of Representatives, serving most recently as Democratic counsel and chief of staff.
- Michael Hurley. CIA officer and attorney. Served two tours at the National Security Council as director of Southeast European Affairs with responsibilities for Kosovo and Bosnia. Served in Afghanistan 2002-2003.
- John Roth. Former chief, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, U.S. Department of Justice.
- Dietrich Snell. Deputy Attorney General, New York, Division of Public Advocacy. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York. Criminal Division.
- Counsel (15)
- Scott Allan. Former special counsel to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke. Practice and legal studies focused on international law. Law clerk for the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
- John Azzarello. Former attorney at Carella Byrne in New Jersey. Former Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division in the United States Attorney's Office in Newark and a former legal commentator on Court Television Network.
- Sam Caspersen. Former attorney with Sullivan and Cromwell in New York with background in international relations. Former clerk for Judge George Sprague in Cambridge, MA.
- Raj De. Former litigation associate at O'Melveny & Myers and former trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice. Served as a law clerk to the Honorable A. Wallace Tashima of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
- Thomas Eldridge. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. Coordinated federal interagency review of U.S. International Crime Control Strategy.
- Doug Greenburg. Former litigation partner at Winston and Strawn and a former staff attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Former law clerk to the Hon. Alan E. Norris, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.
- Dana Hyde D. Former attorney with Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (London) and Zuckerman Spaeder (Washington, DC). Served as special assistant to the deputy attorney general and as special assistant to the president for Cabinet Affairs in the Clinton administration.
- Michael Jacobson. Worked on FBI team for the Congressional Joint Inquiry. Formerly an assistant general counsel and intelligence analyst in the FBI's National Security Division.
- Bonnie Jenkins. Fellow at Harvard's JFK School's Belfer Center. Assistant director of the State Department's Kosovo History Project from 1999 to 2001, formerly worked on the National Commission on Terrorism (1999-2000) and as general counsel for the Commission on the Organization of the Federal Government to Combat Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Also a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
- Janice Kephart-Roberts R. Former counsel to Senator Kyl for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and Government Information. Conducted oversight of DOJ and INS counterterrorism activities.
- Hyon Kim. Formerly with the House Select Committee on Homeland Security, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the Office of the General Counsel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the National Commission on Terrorism.
- Gordon Lederman. Former associate in the National Security Law and Policy Group of Arnold & Porter. Clerked for Judge Robert Cowen (3rd Circuit). Author, Reorganizing the Joint Chiefs of Staff: The Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986; Co-author, Combating Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Terrorism: A Comprehensive Strategy.
- Peter Rundlet Dª. Former attorney in the Political Law Group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Former associate counsel to the President and White House Fellow, serving in the Office of Chief of Staff to the President.
- Yoel Tobin. Veteran attorney at the Department of Justice, working for the last seven years in the Counterterrorism Section of the Justice Department's Criminal Division.
- Serena Wille. Associate attorney in the global banking group of Allen and Overy (London) in New York City. Formerly, associate attorney at Davis Polk Wardwell.
- Professional staff members (17)
- Alexis Albion. PhD candidate in International History at Harvard University, specializing in intelligence history. Formerly the historian of the International Spy Museum.
- Caroline Barnes. Former Senior Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism Analyst in the FBI's National Security Division. Most recently on special assignment from FBI to the Department of Energy, serving as founder and Director of the Department's Counterintelligence Analysis Program.
- Warren Bass. Former Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, directing the Council's special terrorism project. Author of Support Any Friend: Kennedy's Middle East and the Making of the U.S.-Israel Alliance (Oxford UP)
- Mark Bittinger. A policy analyst with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) working with clients such as the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, and the U.S. State Department. Author of "Emergency Response: Police, Firefighters and Medical Personnel," in the Encyclopedia of World Terrorism: 1996-2002.
- Sam Brinkley. Former marine and civil servant. Significant government experience in counterterrorism, international and domestic weapons of mass destruction preparedness, and aviation security policies.
- Marco Cordero. FBI Special Agent the last seven years assigned to investigate counterterrorism matters the last four years. Formerly with the U.S. Border Patrol.
- George W. Delgrosso. Former New York City Police Department Homicide Detective with expertise in investigation, intelligence gathering, research, strategic planning, and case management.
- Thomas Dowling. Career foreign service officer for thirty years, with extensive experience in the Middle East and South Asia. Currently adjunct professor at the Joint Military Intelligence College.
- Nicole Grandrimo. Former regional affairs officer in the Office of Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the State Department.
- William Johnstone D. Served for over 20 years as a senior Congressional staff member, most recently as senior policy advisor and legislative director for Senator Max Cleland. Formerly with the Department of Labor.
- Miles Kara. Worked on the 'other agencies' team of the Congressional Joint Inquiry. Retired Army intelligence officer, who worked as a civilian in the Department of Defense Inspector General's Office of Intelligence Review from 1992 until selected as a member of the Joint Inquiry staff.
- Sarah Linden. Special Agent from FBI's Washington, DC Field Office, Counterterrorism Program. Previously served as an FBI intelligence analyst working international terrorism investigations in San Francisco and at FBI Headquarters.
- Douglas MacEachin. Retired career CIA analyst who left CIA in 1995 as the Deputy Director for Intelligence. Has since become a historian, publishing four books and monographs on the intelligence-policy relationship (most recently on the Polish crisis of 1980-1981, published by Penn State UP). Has just completed a classified study on the current terrorist target.
- John Raidt R(ino?). Former legislative director for Senator John McCain and chief of staff for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
- Kevin Scheid. Currently a senior intelligence service officer in the Office of the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence for Community Management. He recently served as staff director of the President's Review of Intelligence tasked by President Bush in May 2001. As a career civil servant, and prior to his tenure in the Intelligence Community, he served for eleven years in various positions within the Office of Management and Budget at the White House.
- Kevin Shaeffer. Navy LT medically retired due to severe injuries sustained in the 9-11 attack on the Pentagon. Previously served on the CNO's staff.
- John Tamm. Veteran Supervisory Special Agent from the FBI's Justice Task Force, Criminal Investigative Division. Specializes in review of operational and management effectiveness in investigations. Front line supervisor in Boston, MA, during FBI's investigation of the AA Flight 11 and UAL Flight 175 hijacking. Lt. Commander, U.S. Naval Reserve, Retired.
- Professional Staff Member and Family Liaison
- Emily Walker. Former managing director and chief of staff, Citigroup. Former U.S. alternate director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and executive secretary at the U.S. Department of Treasury.
- Family Liaison
- Elinore Hartz. Formerly with Coldwell Banker Real Estate. Serves on Family Advisory Council, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, NYC. Widow of WTC victim.
- Special Assistant
- Stephanie Kaplan. Former assistant director for international security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and a former associate with the Aspen Strategy Group, a policy program of The Aspen Institute.
- Financial Assistant
- Katarzyna (Kasia) Kozaczuk. Former investment development assistant for Southeast Europe/Caribbean Initiative at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and a former data analyst for the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, with INDUS Corporation of Vienna, Virginia.
- Research Assistant
- Geoffrey Brown. Formerly with the Henry L. Stimson Center's Future of Peace Operations Project.
- Staff Assistants (6)
- Joanne Accolla. Former assistant at Wiley, Rein & Fielding in Washington, D.C.
- Melissa Coffey. Former communications assistant at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Former Hill staffer.
- Marquittia Coleman. Former administrative assistant with the Office of Legislative Affairs at the Department of Justice.
- Daniel Leopold. Recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin's La Follette School of Public Affairs. Interned at the State Department's Bureau of European and Regional Affairs, the Foreign Service Institute, and the Defense Department's Office of Public Affairs.
- Lisa Sullivan. Former government affairs assistant at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
- Cate Taylor. Former research and administrative assistant at Emergency Corps, an initiative sponsored by the Greater New York Safety Council.
- Consultants (8)
- Ann Bennett. Former information control officer for the Congressional Joint Inquiry Staff.
- Antwion Blount. Systems Engineer with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator/Engineer (MCSA/MCSE).
- Daniel Byman. Led 'look-back' team and worked on CIA issues for the Congressional Joint Inquiry. Assistant professor of security studies at Georgetown University. Previously director for research at RAND's Center for Middle East Public Policy. Author of Keeping the Peace: Lasting Solutions to Ethnic Conflicts (Johns Hopkins UP, 2002) and co-author of The Dynamics of Coercion: American Foreign Policy and the Limits of Military Might (Cambridge UP, 2002).
- Lance Cole. Assistant Law Professor at Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law. Served as Deputy Democratic Special Counsel for the Senate Whitewater Committee.
- Len Hawley. Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, NSC Director for Multilateral Affairs, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Acting).
- Ernest May. Currently the Charles Warren Professor of History at Harvard University. Author of a number of books, including most recently Strange Victory: Hitler's Conquest of France; The Kennedy Tapes; Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Policymakers (with Richard Neustadt); and Knowing Your Enemy: Intelligence Assessment in the Two World Wars. Longtime director of Harvard's Intelligence and Policy Project and Board Member for the Joint Military Intelligence College.
- Lloyd Salvetti. Career CIA operations officer. Former Director of the Center for the Study of Intelligence, a CIA think tank. Taught at National War College. Served as Director of Intelligence Programs on the National Security Council.
- Peter Yerkes. Former political reporter, the Bergen Record. Former public affairs officer with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
- Consultant for Technology Development
- Garth Wermter. Currently director of technology at University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs and technical consultant to the Markle Foundation's Task Force on National Security in the Information Age.
- Air Force Colonel and Intelligence Officer
- Lorry Fenner. She recently completed a year as a Supreme Court Fellow and an assignment as the Vice Wing Commander of the 70th Intelligence Wing. She previously served on the staff of the President's Review of Intelligence tasked by President Bush in May 2001. She has also served in the Strategy Division of the Joint Staff/J5 and the Intelligence Directorate of the Air Staff as well as at intelligence operational units and Headquarters.
The libstream media is so desperate to have the commission only blame our president for the terrorist attacks two and a half years ago, that they're even grasping for any negative statements and unauthorized reports they can coax out of just its staff. They don't want to have to wait for the commission's final report because there's a chance its deadline will be pushed backed again—all the way into January of next year.
Then what would Hanoi John or B&S Hitlary have to talk about in July to distract the media from investigating their miserable failures?
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