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Monday, October 02, 2006
 
Eventually, the wheels come off.
Woodward's new book tells us that the Bush administration basically ignored the growing body of intelligence indicating that al Qaeda was getting ready to do something big involving commercial aircraft during the summer of 2001. In it, he recounts a meeting between Condoleeza Rice and George Tenet on July 10, during which Tenet told her of the mounting evidence.

Condi says that she doesn't recall the meeting. Tenet isn't talking, although he is probably Woodward's source. Members of the 9/11 commission are understandably upset that they weren't informed of this meeting during their investigation. Who to believe, then? With the Bush administration, the best thing to do is go back and look for evidence that they are lying...and guess what?

Here it is. Why did John Ashcroft stop flying commercial in July 2001? Was it because there was no evidence of a growing threat? Was it because no meetings had occurred on the subject? I'm sure that no one in the administration will be able to recall. If asked, John Ashcroft won't be able to recall, either.

Such poor memories in the Bush administration.
 
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