Thursday, May 20, 2004

John Lehman: 9/11 Commissioner and Fool

Members of the Committee of Public Safety, fellow citizens,

I come before you today to condemn the statement of John Lehman, a member of the 9/11 Commission. Mr. Lehman's words do not rise to the level of treason, but they are clearly absurd.

Earlier today, former New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani (and other members of his administration) testified before the commission. Commissioner Lehman offered this tidbit of inanity, as reported in the American Spectator:

Commissioner John Lehman's description of the mishaps among emergency responders as "not worthy of the Boy Scouts, let alone this great city." (Source here)

Commissioner Lehman was utterly out of line. The fact is, the NYPD and FDNY did a spectacular job on that tragic day, as the same article reports:
Roughly 25,000 people were evacuated. Giuliani, in his testimony Wednesday, speculated that "maybe 8,000 more, maybe 9,000 more than anyone could rightfully expect" had been saved.

For his outlandish statement, John Lehman is exposed as a fool.

Mayor Guiliani is commended for the following statement before the commission, in the face of misplaced criticism from the committee and the crowd of 9/11 survivors:
The blame should clearly be directed at one source and one source alone, the terrorists who killed our loved ones. (AP, via See also THIS story at Patriots for Bush)

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