April 09, 2004

Dr. Rice claimed the Administration was waiting for more "actionable" intelligence before doing anything and that there was "no silver bullet that could have prevented the 9/11 attacks." But given what we learned today, the Administration has no excuse...

The extent of the Bush Cabal's SHAMELESS cover-up
concerning the depth of their pre-9/11 failures (gross
incompetence? criminal negligence? worse?) became
painfully apparent during Condescendia Rice's 9/11
Commission "testimony.". BUT the "US Mainstream News
Media" refuses to acknowledge the signifigance of her
"testimony." It's the Media, Stupid.

John Podesta, Center for American Progress: Two and a
half years after 9/11, the American public learned
that President Bush received a memo on August 6, 2001,
entitled "Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the
United States." It contained explicit warnings that
Osama bin Laden was planning to attack the United
States including what the FBI called suspicious
activities "consistent with preparations for
hijacking." Yet, there was no domestic follow-up by
the Bush Administration. No high level meetings. No
sense of urgency...Dr. Rice claimed the Administration was waiting for more "actionable" intelligence before doing anything and that there was "no silver bullet that could have prevented the 9/11 attacks." But given what we learned today, the Administration has no excuse for not loading the gun.

Repudiate the 9/11 Cover-Up and the Iraq War Lies, Show Up for Democracy in 2004: Defeat Bush (again!)

http://www.americanprogress.org/site/pp.asp?c=biJRJ8OVF&b=44951

Statement of John Podesta

Regarding the Testimony of Condoleezza Rice Before the
9/11 Commission

April 8, 2004

National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice's testimony
before the 9/11 Commission today established new and
important facts.

Two and a half years after 9/11, the American public
learned that President Bush received a memo on August
6, 2001, entitled "Bin Laden Determined to Attack
Inside the United States." It contained explicit
warnings that Osama bin Laden was planning to attack
the United States including what the FBI called
suspicious activities "consistent with preparations
for hijacking." Yet, there was no domestic follow-up
by the Bush Administration. No high level meetings. No
sense of urgency.

Dr. Rice's claim today that the FBI sent warnings to
field offices was directly disputed by Commissioners
who said they had conducted thousands of interviews
and reviewed thousands of documents.

Their conclusion: no one at the FBI can recall such
orders.

In order to help clarify what the President knew and
what he did in response, the White House needs to
immediately declassify the August 6 briefing as
requested today by all 10 members of the bipartisan
Commission.

Dr. Rice claimed the Administration was waiting for
more "actionable" intelligence before doing anything
and that there was "no silver bullet that could have
prevented the 9/11 attacks." But given what we learned
today, the Administration has no excuse for not
loading the gun.

John Podesta is the president and chief executive
officer of the Center for American Progress. He served
as chief of staff to President Bill Clinton.


Posted by richard at April 9, 2004 06:56 AM