Ok so here it is ..(will have to go to link and read ..
Transcript of Rice's 9/11 commission statement
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 Posted: 12:25 AM EDT (0425 GMT
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- National security adviser Condoleezza Rice testified Thursday under oath and in public before the independent National Commission
on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States investigating the attacks of September 11, 2001. The White House initially refused to allow Rice's public
testimony but reversed its position after pressure from relatives of 9/11 victims, commission members and politicians.
HERE IS MORE >>>from another link ..
CLARKE: President Bush was regularly told by the director of Central Intelligence that there was an urgent threat. On one occasion -- he was told
this dozens of times in the morning briefings that George Tenet gave him. On one of those occasions, he asked for a strategy to deal with the
Condi Rice came back from that meeting, called me, and relayed what the president had requested. And I said, "Well, you know, we've had this
strategy ready since before you were inaugurated. I showed it you. You have the paperwork. We can have a meeting on the strategy any time you
She said she would look into it. Her looking into it and the president asking for it did not change the pace at which it was considered. And as far as
I know, the president never asked again; at least I was never informed that he asked again. I do know he was thereafter continually informed about the
threat by George Tenet.
"A senior government official told the joint inquiry that the information included that bin Laden had wanted to conduct attacks on the United States
since 1997. It mentions Al Qaida, including some U.S. citizens, had resided in or traveled to the United States for years and the group apparently
maintained a support structure here. The report cited uncorroborated information obtained and disseminated in 1998 that bin Laden wanted to hijack
airplanes to gain the release of U.S.-held extremists.
"The FBI judgments about patterns of activity consistent with preparations for hijackings of other types of attacks as well as information acquired
in May 2001 that indicated a group of bin Laden supporters were planning attacks in the United States with explosives."
So anyone still want to say they did not know ?