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    <center><h1><a href=http://news.independent.co.uk/low_res/story.jsp?story=609895&host=3&dir=70>It just gets better and better...</a></h1></center>

    <blockquote><h2>Bush team tried to suppress pre-9/11 report into al-Qa'ida</h2>

    <b>By Andrew Buncombe in Washington

    11 February 2005</b>

    Federal officials were repeatedly warned in the months before the 11 September 2001 terror attacks that Osama bin Laden and al-Qa'ida were planning aircraft hijackings and suicide attacks, according to a new report that the Bush administration has been suppressing.

    Critics say the new information undermines the government's claim that intelligence about al-Qa'ida's ambitions was "historical" in nature.

    The independent commission investigating the attacks on New York and Washington concluded that while officials at the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) did receive warnings, they were "lulled into a false sense of security". As a result, "intelligence that indicated a real and growing threat leading up to 9/11 did not stimulate significant increases in security procedures".

    The report, withheld from the public for months, says the FAA was primarily focused on the likelihood of an incident overseas. However, in spring 2001, it warned US airports that if "the intent of the hijacker is not to exchange hostages for prisoners but to commit suicide in a spectacular explosion, a domestic hijacking would probably be preferable".</blockquote>

    Gosh, didn't Condi testify before the 9/11 Commission that she had "no recollection" of any such warnings? Didn't she say that the warnings were "historical" in nature? And she was promoted after these grave "lapses" of memory. But promoting incompetence seems to be a habit with this administration. How does anyone continue to justify any faith and confidence in this administration when it suppressed this report until after the elections? Are they really that credulous? :wtf:
     
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    Don't you ever get tired of your own bullshit? I know we do.

    I'm sorry you drank the koolaid, but there's always hope for you. I can sum it up in 2 words: GROW UP!
     
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    Has the USMB commission gotten around to investigating your past yet ,Bully.
    Some how choirboy for 30 years doesn't seem palatable.
     
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    I didn't drink any kool-aide dear. And I've got two words for you...WAKE UP!
     
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    Tch...Tch...Debate the issue or go home. Dismissed.
     
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    LMAO--coming from the king of hit and runs posts you just crack me up
     
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    I seldom expect rational debate here, and am delighted when I actually encounter it. Unfortunately, this is not one of those times.
     
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    The one day you actually hang around to defend some of your same old BS and now your going to complain about the lack of debate? :cuckoo:
     
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    Uh, what's different? Same ole same ole from ya.
     
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    ...just an aside...the word 'completely' in the subject, is not needed.
     

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