No, just tell me 1 time.
Well, I hate to do this, I'm tired already, but since you asked:
February 5, 2002 - Angry lawmakers to subpoena Ken Lay over Enron scandal. Journalists inquire about Lay's close connections to the Bush
February 12, 2002 - Attorney General John Ashcroft on Tuesday called on "all Americans to be on the highest state of alert" after an FBI warning
of a possible imminent terrorist attack.
May 22, 2002 -- Bush goes on the record as opposing the formation of an independent commission to look into why 9/11 happened
May 24, 2002 - Railroad and other transit systems across the country received a Transportation Department warning based on "an unconfirmed,
uncorroborated report", and were told to "remain in a heightened state of alert". Earlier this week, the government issued warnings about the
Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge, leading to tightened security at an around those New York City locations.
June 9, 2002 -- FBI Whistleblower Talks To Congress
Coleen Rowley testifies she had tried to notify her superiors about the suspicious flight students before 9/11. She compared the agency's bureaucracy
to the "Little Shop Of Horrors," telling Congress the FBI could have done more to prevent the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
June 10, 2002 - Attorney General John Ashcroft conducts an unusual and urgent press conference from Russia. He announces that they had arrested
Jose Padilla, the "dirty bomb" suspect had been captured, and transferred to the custody of the DOD from the Justice Department.
September 20, 2002 -- In the wake of damaging Congressional 9/11 inquiry revelations, President Bush reverses course and backs efforts by many
lawmakers to form an independent commission to conduct a broader investigation than the current Congressional inquiry.
September 23, 2002 -- Victory for German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and his ruling coalition came after a campaign in which he emphasized his strong
opposition to a US war with Iraq.
September 10-24, 2002 - The attorney general elevates the terror alert. Later on, b Based on a review of intelligence and an assessment of threats
by the intelligence community, as well as the passing of the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks and the disruption of potential
terrorist operations in the United States and abroad, the Attorney General in consultation with the Homeland Security Council has made the decision to
return the threat level to an elevated risk of terrorist attack, or "yellow" level.
February 6, 2003 -- Powell pleads with the UN Security Council for a first strike against Iraq.
February 9, 2003 - Citing credible threats that al Qaeda might be planning attacks on American targets, the U.S. government raised the national
color-coded threat level Friday to orange, indicating a "high" risk of a terrorist attack.
May 12, 2003 -- Jay Garner, the retired lieutenant general who was the top civil administrator in Iraq, left his post and other senior officials were
May 20, 2003 - The United States raises the nation's terror threat level, saying the U.S. intelligence community believes al Qaeda has entered an
"operational period worldwide" and might attack within the US.
July 25, 2003 -- After the Bush administration delayed its publication for months, Congress releases its 9/11 findings. The government also deletes 28
pages of the report believed to detail Saudi funding of members of Al Qaeda in the Untied States prior to Sept. 11.
July 28, 2003 -- US troops charged with beating Iraqi POWs.
July 29 - Department of Homeland Security issues a warning about the possibility of suicide attacks on airplanes.
August 18, 2003 -- President Bush admits that major combat operations are continuing in Iraq. On May 1, Bush went on national TV to proclaim the end
"major combat operations."
September 4, 2003 -- Both The New York Times and Vanity Fair start investigating the very damaging allegations that Top White House officials
personally approved the evacuation of dozens of influential Saudis, including relatives of Osama bin Laden, from the United States in the days after
the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks when most flights were still grounded, a former White House adviser said today.
September 5, 2003 - A Department of Homeland Security advisory warns that al Qaeda is working on plans to hijack airliners flying between
international points that pass near or over the continental United States.
December 18, 2003 -- 9/11 Chair Thomas Kean says the attacks were preventable.
Dec. 19 2003 -- The Wall Street Journal reports that auditors at the Pentagon are accusing Halliburton of refusing to hand over internal documents
related to allegations that the oil service company overcharged the U.S. government in Iraq.
Same day -- David Kay quits, having found no WMDs.
Dec. 21, 2003 - Ridge raises the terror threat level just in time for the holidays.
March 15, 2004 -- Military families organize together to oppose the war.
March 17, 2004 -- Condoleeza opts of 9/11 Commission hearings. She repeats her refusal several times during the week, and later on appears on "60
Minutes" to explain her position.
March 18, 2004 - News report that a "high target" Al Qaeda leader has been "sorrouded" in the border with Pakistan. Cnn suggests it may be Bin
Laden or al-Zawahri. Reports of fierce fighting continue. Source After the fighting ends, it is reported that it wasn't any "high value" target in
the battle after all.
March 21, 2004 The State Department issues a terror alert.
March 21, 2004 -- Richard Clarke gives an exclusive to 60 Minutes about his book “Against All Enemies” just days before he is due to testify
before the 9/11 Commission.
"In the aftermath of Sept. 11, President Bush ordered his then top anti-terrorism adviser to look for a link between Iraq and the attacks, despite
being told there didn't seem to be one. The charge comes from the adviser, Richard Clarke, in an exclusive interview on 60 Minutes."
March 30, 2004 -- Rice continues to refuse to testify publicly in front of 9/11 Commission.
April 1, 2004 -- US contractors killed and mutilated in Iraq.
Same Day – The Pentagon issues a report that medical evacuations in Iraq hit 18,000. Source
Same day. Bush refuses to release Clinton papers to 9/11 Commission.
April 2, 2004 - A bulletin sent from the FBI & Homeland Security warn of terrorists that may try to bomb buses and rail lines in major U.S. cities
May 10, 2004 -- Bush approval rating hits lowest point (46%)
May 18, 2004 -- Colin Powell tells Meet the Press that he was deliberately mislead about WMD information. Powell's aide tries to cut him off mid-air.
May 18, 2004 – Former Abu Ghraib Intel Staffer Says Army Concealed Involvement in Abu Ghraib Abuse Scandal.
May 19, 2004 -- Newsweek reports that President Bush's top lawyer warned two years ago that Bush could be prosecuted for war crimes as a result of
how his administration was fighting the war on terror.
Same day – White House stonewalls UN on papers about Halliburton’s contracts in Iraq.
Same day – Tom Ridge testifies before 9/11 Commission on this second day of hearings in NYC.
Same day - The 9/11 Commission begins another round of hearings in NYC.
May 19, 2004 -- Nothing but bad news about prisoner abuse in Iraq, including breaking news that the Pentagon was told about the abuses back in
Senate Armed Forces Committee holds hearings on Abu Ghraib abuses.
May 25, 2004 - Homeland Security issues a terror alert: Major terror attack possible this summer.
June 7, 2004 -- The Wall Street Journal publishes exclusive report demonstrating that the Pentagon provided legal rationales and loopholes in 2003 to
use torture and methods of near-torture, and how to avoid various international treaties and US laws. Furthermore, the leaked memos suggest that they
circumvent US and international laws, the US president should change the rules as they may see fit. All media outlets pick up on this explosive
June 14, 2004 - VP Dick Cheney is caught lying about the alleged ties of Saddam Hussein to al Qaeda. Cheney is unable to provide any evidence to his
assertions after journalists inquire. On June 15 Bush Bush defends Cheney's unsourced assertions but does not provide any evidence either that there
was a "link" between Iraq and al Qaeda or the 9/11 attacks.
une 15, 2004 - The Justice Department announces to the press they have thwarted an imminent terror plot to bomb malls in Ohio. Somali immigrant
arrested and charged on the case.
Later on it is revealed that the Somali immigrant had been arrested one year earlier for his connections to terrorism, but there was nothing
"imminent" in that case. The suspect was arrested in Nov. 28, 2003, and the Court papers filed by the government allege that a plot dated to March
2000. His indictment wasn't announced until June 15, 2004.
July 6, 2004 -- Kerry names Edwards as his running mate.
July 8, 2004 - Tom Ridge holds a press conference on terror alerts over the summer and during the conventions.
July 11, 2004 -- Senior White House officials discuss the possibility of delaying the elections in case of a terrorist attack.
July 22, 2004 -- The 9/11 Commission releases their findings. While many criticize the commission for not going far enough, their report includes many
examples of inaction and lack of leadership from the Bush administration.
July 26-29 -- Democratic Convention shows party unity and strong leadership. Kerry/Edwards provide electrifying acceptance speeches. John Kerry's
acceptance speech is praised even by some conservative analysts. Campaign appearances immediately following the convention draw larger-than-expected
August 1, 2004 -- White House Projects Highest Deficit Ever.
August 2, 2004 - The Department of Homeland Security raises the terror alert at several large financial institutions in the New York City and
Later it is revealed that much of the information that led the authorities to raise the terror alert was three or four years old.
Same day - Bush's daughters, Jenna and Barbara, visit the Citicorp Building in New York City. This is one of the buildings that Tom Ridge implied was
under a dire and imminent threat from terrorists. It seems odd that the President's daughters would be allowed to visit a building supposedly about
to be attacked by terrorists.
Information adapted (with gratitude) from JuliusBlog
, dated August 3, 2004.
Sources linked from said site for confirmation.