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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:56 PM

81. What if instead of ignoring the information,

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that had been received on August 6, 2001 in the presidential daily briefing titled:

[font size=4px style="background-color: Yellow; padding: 4px;"]'Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States'[/font]

containing FBI provided CONTENT, conveying very important PROACTIVE information:

[font size=2px style="background-color: Yellow; padding: 4px;"]"...parallel activities tracked by the FBI consistent with preparations for hijacking..."[/font]

[hr style="border-style:solid;color:black;height:1px;margin-bottom:-10px;"]

Someone had decided the president should take one very simple step: follow up on all additional information then get on television and make the case for increased airport security screening. If the POTUS had taken these precautions, would people still think expanded presidential powers could somehow make up for incompetence?

...Should we automatically increase the powers of the POTUS every time a failure occurs...

Imperial Militarism: the Military-Industrial Complex, the Pentagon, the CIA, the Patriot Act, the United States Naval Station Guantanamo Bay detention center in Communist Cuba, the National Defense Authorization Act, the Department of Homeland Security, torture, spying, indefinite detention wo/trial, preemptive war, invasion, occupation, drone strikes, etc...

...in order to, all of the sudden, defend ourselves or did we have it correct prior to 9/11?

As Washington continually finds it easier to re-authorize this network of expanded presidential powers, we will face unchecked actions, expenditures and blowback. The debate over the debt will be one-sided, controlled by hawks and framed around 'European-style Socialist Programs' (a Republican term for the Social Safety Net).

NOTE: The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), ALONE, which has been re-authorized year after year, has a price tag of $662 billion attached to it.

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