Sunday, November 15, 2015

Pre-9/11 Warnings Ignored By Bush Administration Were Clearer, More Pointed and more Urgent Than We've Been Told

Tenet vividly recalls the White House meeting with Rice and her team. (George W. Bush was on a trip to Boston.) “Rich [Blee] started by saying, ‘There will be significant terrorist attacks against the United States in the coming weeks or months. The attacks will be spectacular. They may be multiple. Al Qaeda's intention is the destruction of the United States.’" [Condi said:] ‘What do you think we need to do?’ Black responded by slamming his fist on the table, and saying, ‘We need to go on a wartime footing now!’ ”
   This literally makes me feel sick.
   It's about an order of magnitude more nauseating when you realize that these incompetents were in office because of the butterfly ballot. And their unwavering insistence that they had won, and that counting the votes would be stealing the election. And their astroturf crowds intimidating people trying to count the ballots. And the most nonsensical and politicized SCOTUS decision of the last 40 years or so...
   What a disaster.
   What a god damned disaster.

(h/t S. rex)


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