This is starting to get disturbing.
On August 6, 2001, towards the end of last summer, it is now reported and confirmed that the President received "generalized warnings" about an al-Qaida hijacking plot, and Zacarias Moussaoui's capacity, in one FBI agent's words, to "fly something into the World Trade Center."
But the president did not publicize them or alert the public. Condi Rice, the President's National Security Advisor now tells us that the President couldn't reveal "all the chatter" about the pre 9/11 threats because of the anxiety the American public would be placed in. She spoke of disaster to the American civil aviation system if the warnings were made public.
What else did Bush know? We now know of the FBI alerts in Phoenix and Minneapolis on al-Qaida threats. What about the European alarms of explosive laden al Qaida aircraft at the G8 summit in Genoa, Italy or Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's dire warnings about an impending al-Qaida strike last summer.
Just on Friday the Associated Press reported that in 1999, a federal intelligence study warned specifically that al-Qaida might crash explosives-filled airplanes into the Pentagon.
And now most chilling, Friday's Washington Post just reported that the government's top counterterrorism official, Richard C. Clarke, gathered high-level leaders of the Federal Aviation Administration, Coast Guard, FBI, Secret Service and Immigration and Naturalization Service at a meeting July 5 and told them flatly: "Something really spectacular is going to happen here, and it's going to happen soon." All counterterrorism agencies were told to cancel vacations and nonessential travel. "For six weeks last summer, at home and overseas, the U.S. government was at its highest possible state of readiness -- and anxiety -- against imminent terrorist attack," the Post revealed.
But the American public was told nothing and the governmant began to stand down towards the end of the summer.
So Bush what did you know? Stop the political spinning. Stop attacking the democrats and questioning their patriotism as they demand a congressional inquiry. What happenend before 9/11 and on 9/11?
Remember the cowardly flights from one high security institution to another on that Tuesday as his advisors falsely claimed he was being protected from threats against him.
Some answers George?