Bush opened his mouth
President Bush said yesterday that a memo he received a month before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks did not contain enough specific threat information to prevent the hijackings and "said nothing about an attack on America."
Said "nothing about an attack on America? You already know this, but here's a friendly reminder -- the memo is titled "Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US".
The memo also says, in part:
FBI information since that time indicates patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings or other types of attacks, including recent surveillance of federal buildings in New York.
So "nothing about an attack on America"?
Bush is a liar.
Update: David Sirota nails Bush on the lie above and a second one:
"I asked the intelligence agency to analyze the data to tell me whether or not we faced a threat internally, like they thought we had faced a threat in other parts of the world. That's what the PDB request was."
- President George W. Bush, 4/11/04
According to the CIA, the briefing "was not requested by President Bush." As commissioner Richard Ben-Veniste disclosed, "the CIA informed the panel that the author of the briefing does not recall such a request from Bush and that the idea to compile the briefing came from within the CIA."
- Washington Post, 3/25/04
I've said it before, I'll say it again: Bush just makes shit up.
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