Here is a story that squarly points to the failure of the previous administration to carry out a secret plan to go after terrorists in a manner similar to how Israel dealt with those responsible for the 1972 attacks in Munich. I personally have no issue with the US setting up an elite "hit squad" to go after Qaeda terrorists. I am more surprised former VP Cheney was never able to make it happen. Such a move would have required a "damn the torpedoes attitude" like his. More proof positive of the Bush Administration's incompetence. While highly controversial and possibly illegal, this would have been in the best interest of America.
I can't imagine the GOP’s reaction if a Democrat had failed to do all that was necessary to get the people behind the 9/11 attacks.
Bottom line: Dick didn't get it done!