I am amazed how much time and effort is going into the 9/11 commission when, in fact, they are falling very short of achieving what they were intended to. Instead of discussing mistakes made, with the hope of learning a lesson and not repeating them, the hearings have become a trial of Bush v Clinton. As much as I disliked the Clinton administration I find it hard to believe they, or any other decent American, would knowingly allow Al Qaeda to flourish. The same truth stands for the Bush administration. No one has the right to suggest that any American willingly ignored any threat. It just doesn't make sense to suggest such a thing. Both administrations have done and are doing everything possible to secure this nation. Politics have gotten people to act foolishly. Additionally, Richard Clarke is wasting our time with his worthless, inconsistent testimonies aimed only at book sales. Why would logical, thinking people possibly accept his statements when so much, including his own words, speak to the contrary? Bottom line in regards to 9/11 is this - we got hit hard and no one saw it coming. Everyone tried their best but sometimes the good guys still get hurt. We have learned and no on in America is to blame. All blame lies with an organization call Al Qaeda.