Sept. 11 Panel Wasn’t Told of Meeting, Members Say
Posted by mythoughtsandnews on October 2, 2006
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 — Members of the Sept. 11 commission said Sunday they were alarmed that they were told nothing about a July 2001 White House meeting at which George J. Tenet, then director of central intelligence, is reported to have warned Condoleezza Rice, then national security adviser, about an imminent attack by Al Qaeda and failed to persuade her to take action.
Details of the meeting on July 10, 2001, two months before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, were first reported last week in a new book by Bob Woodward. The White House disputes his account.
The final report from the Sept. 11 commission made no mention of the meeting, nor did it suggest that there had been such an encounter between Mr. Tenet and Ms. Rice, now secretary of state.
Since the release of the book, “State of Denial,” the White House and Ms. Rice have disputed major elements of Mr. Woodward’s account. Ms. Rice has said through spokesmen that there had been no such exchange in a private meeting with Mr. Tenet and that he had expressed none of the frustration attributed to him in Mr. Woodward’s book.
In a private meeting, Ms. Rice can deny anything and get away with it. Like I said before, “They knew Sept 11th was going to happen and refused to do anything about it.” Stopping Sept 11th would not have been in the best interest of the Bush administration. I end to the war on terrorism will never end, because the government will never let it happen. They want a permanent U.S. military presence in the Middle East.
An end to war is not profitable for politicians in Washington. They use the war for political gain, for financial gain, and to keep their jobs in Washington.
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