Sunday, April 11

CLAIM: "The threat reporting that we received in the spring and summer of 2001 was not specific as to...manner of attack." FACT: ABC News reported, Bush Administration "officials acknowledged that U.S. intelligence officials informed President Bush weeks before the Sept. 11 attacks that bin Laden's terrorist network might try to hijack American planes." Dateline NBC reported that on August 6, 2001, the President personally "received a one-and-a-half page briefing advising him that Osama bin Laden was capable of a major strike against the US, and that the plot could include the hijacking of an American airplane." Rice herself actually admitted this herself, saying the Aug. 6 briefing the President received said "terrorists might attempt to hijack a U.S. aircraft." [Sources: ABC News, 5/16/02; NBC, 9/10/02] Condi's a hard-ass, and I love it, but seriously...there's obviously a major glitch here. I don't get why Hannity's always screaming about "politicizing the most important issue of our time." it has to be, election season or not. I'll admit, I thought Ben-Venista went too far last Thursday, but Dr. Rice should have made an attempt to give a straight answer.

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