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Originally posted by GhostITM
This is what I actually believe. The fact that the intelligence community and law enforcement in the US was so lax in apprehending the people who perpetrated 9/11 was due to several factors. Those being.....
1. A lack of intelligence.....
2. Many of the middle management within the intelligence services were passing the buck.
3.None of the intelligence and law enforcement agencies were co-operating with one another..............
Condoleezza Rice facing Ben-Veniste 9-11 Commission
RICE: I remember very well that the president was aware that there were issues inside the United States. He talked to people about this. But I don’t remember the al Qaeda cells as being something that we were told we needed to do something about.
BEN-VENISTE: Isn’t it a fact, Dr. Rice, that the August 6 PDB warned against possible attacks in this country? And I ask you whether you recall the title of that PDB?
RICE: I believe the title was, "Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States." Video
Bob Kerrey’s response on Bush’s role in 9/11: “Bush’s Straw Man” 11-09-04
KERREY: Well, the 9/11 report says in chapter eight — now that it’s beyond the campaign, so the promise I had to keep this out of the campaign is over.
The 9/11 report in chapter eight says that, in the summer of 2001, the government ignored repeated warnings by the CIA, ignored, and didn’t do anything to harden our border security, didn’t do anything to harden airport country, didn’t do anything to engage local law enforcement, didn’t do anything to round up INS and consular offices and say we have to shut this down, and didn’t warn the American people.
The famous presidential daily briefing on August 6, we say in the report that the briefing officers believed that there was a considerable sense of urgency and it was current. So there was a case to be made that wasn’t made.
ZAHN: But what we continue to hear from this administration is that the threat was much too diffuse. There was no way you could zero in on the fact that al Qaeda was going to use jets as bombs and ram them into buildings.
KERREY: That is a straw man. Video