“THE WARNING KERRY IGNORED”: Paul Sperry of The New York Post writes:
SEN. John Kerry boasts how he “sounded the alarm on terrorism years before 9/ 11,” referring to his 1997 book “The New War.” Too bad he didn’t blast it when it really counted – four months before the hijackings, when he was hand-delivered evidence of serious security breaches at Logan International Airport, with specific warnings that terrorists could exploit them.
Former FAA security officials say the Massachusetts senator had the power to prevent at least the Boston hijackings and save the World Trade Center and thousands of lives, yet he failed to take effective action after they gave him a prophetic warning that his state’s main airport was vulnerable to multiple hijackings.
For a guy who views the War on Terrorism as a defensive battle to be fought largely via law enforcement, this is damning stuff.
Jeff Goldstein asks:
So, will this story receive as much mainstream media play as, say, Turkeygate?
Yeah, I know. Just kidding.
Nah–the beer’s too watered down for that to happen.