The independent commission probing government failures before and after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks served notice to the Bush administration that it will go after agencies that resist turning over documents and other information, The Washington Post reported. That notice came in the form of a subpoena aimed at the Federal Aviation Administration. It's the first one issued by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, a 10-member bipartisan panel that the Bush administration opposed.
"What we have here is a very angry commission," Chairman Thomas Kean (R), the former governor of New Jersey, said to the Post. "This is a sign that we are not loath to use a subpoena on other agencies if we need to. ... Hopefully this will tell other agencies that haven't complied with our requests to get on the stick and do so."