Friday, February 11, 2005

9/11 - It Wasn't Bad Intel

The system was in place to question rogue aircraft patterns. The policies and procedures to react quickly to possible threats of hijacked airplanes was in place and used regularly - more than 200 times in the two years prior to 9/11. Specific warnings and precisely predicted scenarios (including warnings about flying aircraft bombs into skyscrapers) were available and known about Bin Laden and Al Qaeda - more than 50 of them (!) - in the six months prior to 9/11.

All of this was known, but not released until yesterday by our forthcoming Bush administration, after our elections of course, after this very incriminating information could not hurt Mr. Bush's re-election.

There needs to be more than an investigation of the FAA. While the temptation yesterday on the talk shows was to dump on the FAA Administrator, whose first day on the job was 9/11, if I were a 9/11 family member, I'd want to know a lot more. I'd want to know who else knew about these warnings in the administration. I'd want to know why this information was suppressed so W could benefit from the delay.

I'd want to know a lot more. How about you?

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