Thursday, February 10, 2005

No One Could Have Imagined

Do you remember when Condoleezza said that at the 9/11 hearings? In case not, from the transcript, here are her exact words:

"No one could have imagined them taking a plane, slamming it into the Pentagon" -- I'm paraphrasing now -- "into the World Trade Center, using planes as a missile."
Guess what, you lying sycophant, someone, namely the Federal Aviation Administration, imagined exactly that, and they warned you about it FIFTY-TWO times!
Federal Aviation Administration officials received 52 warnings prior to Sept. 11, 2001, from their own security experts about potential al-Qaida attacks, including some that mentioned airline hijackings or suicide attacks, The New York Times reported.

The Times said in Thursday editions that a previously undisclosed report by the 9/11 commission that investigated the suicide airliner attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon detailed warnings given to FAA leaders from April to Sept. 10, 2001, about the radical Islamic terrorist group and its leader, Osama bin Laden.
In case you're scoring at home - that's 52 more than the number of things she did as National Security Advisor to help prevent the deaths of 3000 people.

So now you're thinking. That's weird. Why am I just hearing about this now?
The Times said that a classified version and a partially declassified version of the 120-page report were given to the National Archives two weeks ago.
Two weeks ago, eh? That would be January 27th. Care to take a guess what happened on January 26th? Correct! That would be the day that the Senate voted to promote this incompetent fool to Secretary of State.

If this is a nightmare, I'm ready to wake up now.

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