September 11 Report
July 24, 2003
I welcome today’s release of the final report of the Congressional Joint
Inquiry into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Since September 11, 2001, my Administration has transformed our government
to pursue terrorists and prevent terrorist attacks. We established the Department
of Homeland Security and carried out the most fundamental reorganization
of the U.S. government in half a century. We significantly expanded our foreign
intelligence partnerships with countries across the globe and established
the Terrorist Threat Integration Center so that all threat information can
be integrated and analyzed in a single location. Our law enforcement and
intelligence agencies are working together more closely than ever and are
using new tools to intercept, disrupt, and prevent terrorist attacks.
The best way to prevent future attacks is to hunt down the terrorists before
they strike again. America and our allies have continued the relentless pursuit
of the global terror network. Many of those directly involved in organizing
the September 11 attacks are confirmed dead or now in custody. We will not
relent until al Qaeda is completely dismantled.
I appreciate the hard work and careful thought that went into today's report.
My Administration looks forward to working with the Congress and continuing
to protect the American people.