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badlatitude

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Secret 9/11 memo reveals Bush rewriting the history of the 9/11 attacks​


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On April 29, 2004, President George W. Bush hosted one of the most unusual meetings to ever take place inside the Oval Office. The ten members of the 9/11 Commission got to ask him and Vice President Dick Cheney any question they wanted about the September 11th attacks. The words that were spoken in that room remained secret for nearly two decades. Now, we can finally read what Bush said. Earlier this month, after more than 18 years, the government declassified a 31-page "memorandum for the record," which compiles notes that the commissioners took during the meeting. The document shows the commissioners giving Bush multiple chances to acknowledge the numerous documented warnings he'd received from his own government of an impending Al Qaeda attack. For the most part, Bush failed to do so. Instead, he passed the buck.

Perhaps the largest of Bush's evasions that day concerned his CIA director, George Tenet: "The threat was overseas — that was what George said." Bush's implication at the time is clear. He wanted the commission, and by extension the public, to think that no one could have anticipated Al Qaeda mounting a large-scale attack on US soil. But in fact, Tenet's CIA had warned Bush on multiple occasions that Al Qaeda could strike anywhere, at any time, and that all US citizens were potential targets. The most notorious warning that Bush received, but not the only one, was a CIA briefing headlined "Bin Ladin Determined to Strike in US."

Very little of Bush's excuse-making and clumsy attempts to rewrite history found their way into the 9/11 Commission's report. Indeed, one of the commissioners, Richard Ben-Veniste, told Insider that he still had questions today about what Bush knew, and when.

"I could never square in my mind CIA Director Tenet's intense preoccupation with the Al Qaeda threat in the months leading up to 9/11, with his claim that he never briefed President Bush on the many clues the intelligence community had developed that bin Laden was planning to launch a 'spectacular' attack on the US homeland," Ben-Veniste said.

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Peter Andersen

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so what and when was the specific threat about hijacking airplanes and flying them into buildings by kamikazes willing to kill themsleves, and how would GWB defend against that specifc threat (of which there was not one) in a free society? The article you posted is inuendo and speculation. A nothing burger. 'Tenet testified that he did not brief Bush about Moussaoui'. Why do you not also point out Clinton's lack of focus on Al Qaeda whch the article by even a leftist media org mentions? You seem to have a political agenda and not interested in facts.
 
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badlatitude

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so what and when was the specific threat about hijacking airplanes and flying them into buildings by kamikazes willing to kill themsleves, and how would GWB defend against that specifc threat (of which there was not one) in a free society?
Whatever spy agencies told him, he hushed it up. We will never know if he could have saved New York City. That's what a lack of honesty will get you.
 

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so what and when was the specific threat about hijacking airplanes and flying them into buildings by kamikazes willing to kill themsleves, and how would GWB defend against that specifc threat (of which there was not one) in a free society?
Who gives a fuck? I just wish he wouldn't have pissed away those trillions occupying Afghanistan and then attacking Iraq. What the fuck did Iraq have to do with 911 and why do you right wing fucks keep voting for Presidents that just piss our money away like this?
 

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GWB was a drunk, surrounded by terrible people, and completely unprepared to be Prez.

The reason he was trying to deny AQ as being the new enemy could well have been because his and Cheney's sights were already set on Iraq instead. Tragically, he later lied into and convinced most of the country they were the same enemy. He should have been shot.
 

Peter Andersen

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Who gives a fuck? I just wish he wouldn't have pissed away those trillions occupying Afghanistan and then attacking Iraq. What the fuck did Iraq have to do with 911 and why do you right wing fucks keep voting for Presidents that just piss our money away like this?
what does that have to do with the post and this thread? Are you drunk?
 

Peter Andersen

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GWB was a drunk, surrounded by terrible people, and completely unprepared to be Prez.

The reason he was trying to deny AQ as being the new enemy could well have been because his and Cheney's sights were already set on Iraq instead. Tragically, he later lied into and convinced most of the country they were the same enemy. He should have been shot.
what does that have to do with the post and this thread? Are you drunk?
 

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GWB was a drunk, surrounded by terrible people, and completely unprepared to be Prez.

The reason he was trying to deny AQ as being the new enemy could well have been because his and Cheney's sights were already set on Iraq instead. Tragically, he later lied into and convinced most of the country they were the same enemy. He should have been shot.
still.... i prefer him to trump.
 

Peter Andersen

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If you can't answer the first question on your own you can't be helped.
Who gives a fuck? Obvioulsy Mr. BadAltitude who posted it does.
What a stupid question you asked.

How old are you? Did you have any close friends killed on 9-11? I did.
I dont blame Clinton or Bush. I dont know any 9--11 widows or widowers that
blame them either. In fact they all praise GWB and even Giuliani in the aftermath.
Thats a real fact. Not imaginary puss licking
 

badlatitude

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I remember that Clinton told George on his way out that Al Qaeda would be a huge concern for him during his presidency. I see that went nowhere as well.
 

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so what and when was the specific threat about hijacking airplanes and flying them into buildings by kamikazes willing to kill themsleves, and how would GWB defend against that specifc threat (of which there was not one) in a free society? The article you posted is inuendo and speculation. A nothing burger. 'Tenet testified that he did not brief Bush about Moussaoui'. Why do you not also point out Clinton's lack of focus on Al Qaeda whch the article by even a leftist media org mentions? You seem to have a political agenda and not interested in facts.
Bill Clinton's lack of focus on Al-Qaeda? I'm not sure about that.

Operation Infinite Reach was the codename for American cruise missile strikes on Al-Qaeda bases in Khost Province, Afghanistan, and the Al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum, Sudan, on August 20, 1998. The attacks, launched by the U.S. Navy, were ordered by President Bill Clinton in retaliation for al-Qaeda's August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, which killed 224 people (including 12 Americans) and injured over 4,000 others. Operation Infinite Reach was the first time the United States acknowledged a preemptive strike against a violent non-state actor.[14]

 

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