Friday, April 09, 2004
Condi is a liar. Can we get her for perjury, since Clarke fell through?
posted by lazarus |
Claim vs. Fact: Rice's Q&A Testimony Before the 9/11 Commission - Center for American Progress
"CLAIM: 'One of the problems was there was really nothing that look like was going to happen inside the United States...Almost all of the reports focused on al-Qaida activities outside the United States, especially in the Middle East and North Africa...We did not have...threat information that was in any way specific enough to suggest something was coming in the United States.' [responding to Gorelick]
FACT: Page 204 of the Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11 noted that 'In May 2001, the intelligence community obtained a report that Bin Laden supporters were planning to infiltrate the United States' to 'carry out a terrorist operation using high explosives.' The report 'was included in an intelligence report for senior government officials in August .' In the same month, the Pentagon 'acquired and shared with other elements of the Intelligence Community information suggesting that seven persons associated with Bin Laden had departed various locations for Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.' [Sources: Joint Congressional Report, 12/02]"