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brettdale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-03-06 03:20 PM
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Rumsfeld, Ashcroft received warning of al Qaida attack before 9/11
Rumsfeld, Ashcroft received warning of al Qaida attack before 9/11

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Rumsfeld, Ashcroft received warning of al Qaida attack before 9/11
By JONATHAN S. LANDAY, WARREN P. STROBEL and JOHN WALCOTT
McClatchy Newspapers


WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and former Attorney General John Ashcroft received the same CIA briefing about an imminent al-Qaida strike on an American target that was given to the White House two months before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.


The State Department's disclosure Monday that the pair was briefed within a week after then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice was told about the threat on July 10, 2001, raised new questions about what the Bush administration did in response, and about why so many officials have claimed they never received or don't remember the warning.


One official who helped to prepare the briefing, which included a PowerPoint presentation, described it as a "10 on a scale of 1 to 10" that "connected the dots" in earlier intelligence reports to present a stark warning that al-Qaida, which had already killed Americans in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and East Africa, was poised to strike again.



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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-03-06 03:23 PM
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1. They were so happy that we were going to be attacked
this would allow those masterminds at pnac wolfowitz and perle (two thirds of the three stooges) to proceed with their plan to attack Iraq. All they needed was a big boom and why the hell would the bush administration prevent that? Yo lurkers, go on and support our troops - ya'll are just so bad.
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-03-06 03:25 PM
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2. Is this why Ashcroft stopped flying commercial flights, then?
I don't think there's ever been a definitive reason given for why he did that, other than that he was warned. Could the briefing have been what prompted that decision?
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