“Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Richard Shelby, both members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, appear on CNN’s “Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer”, and warn of potential attacks by Osama bin Laden. “One of the things that has begun to concern me very much as to whether we really have our house in order, intelligence staff have told me that there is a major probability of a terrorist incident within the next three months,” Feinstein said.“
And what has the White House said regarding intelligence about Iraq?
That members of the House and Senate “had access to the same intelligence“.
Doesn’t that work both ways? If Senators Feinstein and Shelby were aware of an impending “terrorist incident” prior to 9/11, doesn’t that mean the President should have known? Doesn’t the President have “access to the same intelligence”? Granted, they didn’t have access to the same intelligence prior to the war. The September 21st, PDB for one. However, the Senators were aware something was going to happen. A couple of weeks before the infamous August 6th, PDB.
If the President “has access to the same intelligence”, that means he was aware of the threat of an impending “terrorist incident” prior to August 6th, 2001. That means the August 6th, PDB, in and of itself, was just one of many warnings.
Another warning was given to John Ashcroft that prompted him to no longer fly commercial aircraft.
Another warning was given to “top Pentagon brass” the night before 9/11 which prompted them to cancel any flights they may have had the next day.
Another warning was given to Mayor Willie Brown, a good friend of Condoleeza Rice’s the day prior to 9/11.
Why didn’t they do anything to protect us? Maybe it was because, according to ex-CIA Director George Tenet, who in June 2001 said, “I don’t think we’re getting the message through. These people aren’t acting the way the Clinton people did under similar circumstances.”, they had other priorities?
So, instead of receiving aid like George Tenet wanted, he got the “Medal Of Freedom” instead.
An interesting reward, wouldn’t you say? He certainly didn’t deserve it.