Are we safer?

This article requires little additional commentary, although much could be said to explain & reinforce the commissions statements. From FT.com (14 Nov 05) US - 9/11 body attacks White House:

The US commission that investigated the attacks of September 11 2001 warned on Monday that the government was failing to move quickly to isolate terrorist groups and discourage weapons proliferation.

The report gives failing grades of “insufficient progress”, “minimal progress” and “unfulfilled” on US efforts to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction (WMD), better defining the US message to the Muslim world, and establishing clear standards for terrorist detention among all members of the US-led coalition fighting the war on terror.

The status report called on President George W. Bush to “maintain a sense of urgency” in making non-proliferation, securing nuclear material and preventing terrorists from acquiring WMD his top national security priority, as well as demanding that Congress provide the necessary resources for the effort.