GOP wants Al Qaeda to have another chance

Mitt Romney's foreign policy advisor, Condoleeza Rice was the most visible reminder of the Bush Administration at the Republican National Convention.  Here is Ms. Rice answering the 9-11 Commission about the Presidential Daily Briefing that she and President George W. Bush received in August of 2011. The title of the briefing was Bin Ladin Determined to Strike in the US.  It contains lines like
Nevertheless FBI information since that time indicates patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings or other types of attacks including recent surveillance of Federal Buildings in New York.



Nevertheless Ms. Rice told the commission that it was only a historical document, not containing any warnings


The 9/11 Commission for all its faults concluded "The System was Blinking Red". Yet Rice and her boss, the last Republican President of the United States didn't bother to take any steps to protect the people of the United States.
In sum, the domestic agencies never mobilized in response to the threat. They did not have direction, and did not have a plan to institute.The borders were not hardened.Transportation systems were not fortified. Electronic surveillance was not targeted against a domestic threat. State and local law enforcement were not marshaled to augment the FBI’s efforts.The public was not warned. 

Thanks for the memories Condi. And thanks for making it clear that in addition to bringing round two of Bush's attack on the economy, the Republicans want to bring back their asleep at the wheel anti-terrorism effort.



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