Originally posted by sexymon
It was all over the news today about how US intelligence stopped a supposed attack on Los Angeles by Al Queida back in 2002. They were going to crash a commercial jetliner into the Bank building in downtown Los Angeles in 2002 on September 11, according to sources. It was not disclosed if wiretapping averted the attack, sources said.
the source here
I think it is just too convenient that the information was declassified as Bush gets continued fire from Democrats and some Republicans about possible illegal surveillance.
What is your take on this release and declassification of information? I smell politics.....
He did not say whether information about the West Coast plot was collected by his administration's program to monitor — without court warrants — some calls and e-mails between people overseas and in the U.S. when links to terrorism are suspected.
The White House said that issue was not the point of the speech, but the president and his advisers have been vigorously defending the legality of the program, which has been questioned by both Democratic and Republican lawmakers.
Originally posted by ludaChris
Everyone speaks as if it is a complete shamble hands down. But what if it isnt. If you were the President, and you foilded these 10 terrorist attempts, would you not politicize it? If you had done this, would you not want it known?