Former Clarke colleague discusses 9/11 hearingsby Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio
The commission investigating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has wrapped up two days of hearings on Capitol Hill. On Wednesday, the commission heard from former anti-terrorism official Richard Clarke, who said the Bush administration did not urgently respond to the terrorism threat leading up to the attacks. One Minnesotan is reacting to the hearings with an insider's view. Tom Maertens served with Clarke on the National Security Council during parts of both the Clinton and Bush administrations. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with Tom Maertens, who is now retired and living in Mankato.