Today is the 11th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. Naturally the main-stream news media is mostly reflecting on that, and remembering those who died on that day — as they should be. But there’s one story that is being completely ignored.
The New York Times called it “The Deafness Before the Storm”.
“On Aug. 6, 2001, President George W. Bush received a classified review of the threats posed by Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network, Al Qaeda. That morning’s “presidential daily brief” — the top-secret document prepared by America’s intelligence agencies — featured the now-infamous heading: “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” A few weeks later, on 9/11, Al Qaeda accomplished that goal. …the Aug. 6 document, for all of the controversy it provoked, is not nearly as shocking as the briefs that came before it.”
29 days later the World Trade Center came tumbling down.
The neo-cons in Bush’s administration, who wanted a war with Iraq as much as Bush did, simply wrote off the glaring warnings as a plan by Al-Qaeda to distract them from planning their attack on Iraq. The results: America was attack, killing nearly 3000 people, because the leader of our country was consumed with personal revenge.
Thanks “Mr.” President!!!!