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  • So the Aug 6 PDB WAS old news!

    Panel Says Bush Saw Repeated Warnings
    Reports Preceded August 2001 Memo

    By Dana Priest
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Wednesday, April 14, 2004; Page A01

    By the time a CIA briefer gave President Bush the Aug. 6, 2001, President's Daily Brief headlined "Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US," the president had seen a stream of alarming reports on al Qaeda's intentions. So had Vice President Cheney and Bush's top national security team, according to newly declassified information released yesterday by the commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

    In April and May 2001, for example, the intelligence community headlined some of those reports "Bin Laden planning multiple operations," "Bin Laden network's plans advancing" and "Bin Laden threats are real."

    The intelligence included reports of a hostage plot against Americans. It noted that operatives might choose to hijack an aircraft or storm a U.S. embassy. Without knowing when, where or how the terrorists would strike, the CIA "consistently described the upcoming attacks as occurring on a catastrophic level, indicating that they would cause the world to be in turmoil," according to one of two staff reports released by the panel yesterday.

    "Reports similar to these were made available to President Bush in the morning meetings with [Director of Central Intelligence George J.] Tenet," the commission staff said.

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    Questions:

    I don't blame W for 9/11, but shouldn't this "terrorism thing" have been a bigger priority than say the war on drugs ... or boobs on a statue ... or missile defense?

    Shouldn't Condi's scheduled speech on 9/11 (never delivered) have, you know, mentioned terrorism?

    Shouldn't DICK Cheney's high-priority task force on terrorism have met a coupla times before 9/11 if this was such a high priority?

    Will George admit it wasn't a high priority so we can all move on?


    BTW, now George Tenet is a flip-flopper, just like Bush:

    Also, contrary to the previous testimony of Tenet, the CIA did not tell the FBI about this discovery until late August 2001, according to the report.
    Dude. Can. Fly.

  • #2
    Bush is ready to stake his re-election on this...

    More... waffles... please!

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    • #3
      Not to mention why did Condi Ricae say that the PDB was historical when CLEARLY it was much more.
      Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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