Monthly Archives: February 2002

Counterterrorism Before September 11 | Commentary

An Exchange Between Gabriel Schoenfeld & Critics

Daniel Patrick Moynihan:

During the Reagan administration I was awarded the Seal Medallion of the Central Intelligence Agency. This is among its highest honors and was given, I assume, for eight years’ service on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the last four as vice chairman with Barry Goldwater as chairman.

This has mattered to me, and hence I was deeply troubled by Gabriel Schoenfeld’s lead article [“Could September 11 Have Been Averted?”] in the December issue, which charges me with having introduced legislation that included what “might aptly be labeled the Free Admission for Terrorists clause.” Continue reading

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