Sept 11 Promises

  FILE - In this March 9, 2006 file photo, members of Congress watch as President George W. Bush leaves the stage after signing the USA Patriot Terrorism Prevention Reauthorization Act, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. We are safer, but not safe enough. In the decade since the 9/11 attacks, the government has taken giant steps to protect the nation from terrorists, spending eye-popping sums to smarten up the federal bureaucracy, hunt down enemies, strengthen airline security, secure U.S. borders, reshape America's image and more. But the effort remains a work in progress, and in some cases a work stalled. The bipartisan 9/11 Commission in 2004 laid out a 585-page road map to create an America that is "safer, stronger, wiser." Many of the commission's recommendations are now reality. But in some cases, results haven't lived up to expectations. And other proposals still are just that, ideas awaiting action. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)
FILE - In this March 9, 2006 file photo, members of Congress watch as President George W. Bush leaves the stage after signing the USA Patriot Terrorism Prevention Reauthorization Act, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. We are safer, but not safe enough. In the decade since the 9/11 attacks, the government has taken giant steps to protect the nation from terrorists, spending eye-popping sums to smarten up the federal bureaucracy, hunt down enemies, strengthen airline security, secure U.S. borders, reshape America's image and more. But the effort remains a work in progress, and in some cases a work stalled. The bipartisan 9/11 Commission in 2004 laid out a 585-page road map to create an America that is "safer, stronger, wiser." Many of the commission's recommendations are now reality. But in some cases, results haven't lived up to expectations. And other proposals still are just that, ideas awaiting action. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

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