The major "finding" of the 9/11 Commision is that there should be a cabinet level director of intelligence, or an "intelligence czar."
Isn't that what Tom Ridge basically is right now as Secretary of Homeland Security? All domestic intelligence agencies come under DHS jurisdiction, don't they?
The commission willfully ignored the fact that US foreign policy, as demonstrated especially by Bush jr., but more or less by everyone since Teddy Roosevelt, invites hostility and anger towards the US, and OUGHT TO BE CHANGED. It's not enough that the US is a nicer place to live than, say, most third-world countries. We must be nicer to those third world countries, not just a nice place for some immigrants to come to.
Which made me consider that there should be some kind of "foreign policy czar" but then I remembered that Colin Powell assumes such powers. He however has taken a back seat to the real dynamic players in the Bush gang...
and then there was a...