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Monday, October 02, 2006

Denial

"What I am quite certain of is that I would remember if I was told, as this account apparently says, that there was about to be an attack in the United States, and the idea that I would somehow have ignored that I find incomprehensible. I don't know that this meeting took place, but what I really don't know, what I'm quite certain of, is that it was not a meeting in which I was told there was an impending attack and I refused to respond."
-Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, October 2, 2006
A review of White House records has determined that George J. Tenet, then the director of central intelligence, did brief Condoleezza Rice and other top officials on July 10, 2001, about the looming threat from Al Qaeda, a State Department spokesman said Monday.

The account by Sean McCormack came hours after Ms. Rice, the secretary of state, told reporters aboard her airplane that she did not recall the specific meeting on July 10, 2001, noting that she had met repeatedly with Mr. Tenet that summer about terrorist threats. Ms. Rice, the national security adviser at the time, said it was "incomprehensible" she ignored dire terrorist threats two months before the Sept. 11 attacks.

Mr. McCormack also said records show that the Sept. 11 commission was informed about the meeting, a fact that former intelligence officials and members of the commission confirmed on Monday.

5 Comments:

At 10/03/2006 3:34 PM, Blogger Jack Boo said...

This is old news. And you're reading what you want into it, not what the facts support....

http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2006/10/the_times_throw.html

 
At 10/03/2006 3:37 PM, Anonymous VPKR said...

What do the following people have in common? Click this link to find out. AFTER you have clicked the link, please be sure to read the brief comments following each person's name, especially those of Paul Craig Roberts and most of the retired military officers. I also have a brief comment at the end of the list below.

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Rep. Curt Weldon (R), PA

Former Sen. Max Cleland (D), GA

Louis Freeh, Director of the FBI, 1993-2001.

Morgan Reynolds, PhD, Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Labor under George W. Bush 2001-2002.

Paul Craig Roberts, PhD, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury under Ronald Reagan.

Catherine Austin Fitts, Assistant Secretary of Housing under George H.W. Bush.

Edward L. Peck, Deputy Director of the White House Task Force on Terrorism under Ronald Reagan. Former Deputy Coordinator, Covert Intelligence Programs at the State Department. U.S. Ambassador and Chief of Mission to Iraq (1977-80).

Morton Goulder, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Warning under Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Carter (1973-77).

Fred Burks, Former State Department Interpreter for Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, Vice Presidents Dick Cheney and Al Gore, Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright.

Philip J. Berg, Former Deputy Attorney General, Pennsylvania.

Major General Albert Stubblebine, U.S. Army (ret)

Col. Ronald D. Ray, U.S. Marine Corps (ret), Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense during the Reagan Administration.

Col. Robert Bowman, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret), Director of Advanced Space Programs Development "Star Wars Program" under Presidents Ford and Carter.

Col. George Nelson, U.S. Air Force (ret)

Major Douglas Rokke, PhD, U.S. Army (ret)

Capt. Russ Wittenberg, U.S. Air Force

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, U.S. Army (ret)

Lt. Col. Karen U. Kwiatkowski, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret), Former Political-Military Affairs Officer in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Also served on the staff of the Director of the National Security Agency.

Major Scott Ritter, U.S. Marine Corps, Former Marine Corps Intelligence Officer and Chief Weapons Inspector for the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq 1991-1998.

Barbara Honegger, White House Policy Analyst and Special Assistant to the Assistant to President Ronald Reagan (1981-83).

Capt. Gregory M. Zeigler, PhD, U.S. Army

Raymond L. McGovern, Former Chairman, National Intelligence Estimates, CIA, responsible for preparing the President’ Daily Brief (PDB) for Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

William Christison, Former National Intelligence Officer and Director of the CIA's Office of Regional and Political Analysis.

Melvin A. Goodman, Division Chief and Senior Analyst at the Office of Soviet Affairs, CIA, 1966 - 1990.

Robert Baer, Former CIA Case Officer, Specialist in the Middle East, Directorate of Operations. Awarded Career Intelligence Medal.

Sibel D. Edmonds, Former Language Translation Specialist, FBI.

Bogdan Dzakovic, 14-year Counter-terrorism expert in the Security Division of the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Rose, maybe, after reading that site (in conjunction with your report on Rice), you'll eventually conclude that I haven't been "way out there" with my past comments here.

P.S. Dr. Robert Bowman was a life-long republican, but is now running for Congress in Florida as a democrat, specifically in order to deal this particular issue. He recently won the primary race.

 
At 10/03/2006 3:40 PM, Anonymous truthseeker said...

timmy/jackboo, your posts are boring.

VKPR, thanks.

 
At 10/04/2006 2:41 PM, Blogger Jack Boo said...

Sorry, I'll try to liven them up a bit with lists of ling lists of names like vpkr.

My deepest apologies.

 
At 10/04/2006 2:43 PM, Blogger Jack Boo said...

Oh yeah, and I'll work on the typos as well.

(that should be "long lists of names"...or something like that)

 

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