Schmidt Wrote:Like I said many times this and all the things which happened afterwards could have been prevented if we would have given attention to our foreign policies, which only enriched the leaders but made poor even poorer in the middle east and elsewhere. Then automatically you get an uprising and revenge, especially if you throw in religion as a tool to get it your way. Bush as well Clinton were to dumb to realize such; instead feed the poor in those countries give them education and a job instead of having the only intention to get their resources and bribe people for it. The idiot Trump said;
Chris Whipple, Politico Magazine, November 12, 2015: ‘The Attacks Will Be Spectacular’
“Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” The CIA’s famous Presidential Daily Brief, presented to George W. Bush on August 6, 2001, has always been Exhibit A in the case that his administration shrugged off warnings of an Al Qaeda attack. But months earlier, starting in the spring of 2001, the CIA repeatedly and urgently began to warn the White House that an attack was coming."
By May of 2001, says Cofer Black, then chief of the CIA’s counterterrorism center, “it was very evident that we were going to be struck, we were gonna be struck hard and lots of Americans were going to die.” “There were real plots being manifested,” Cofer’s former boss, George Tenet, told me in his first interview in eight years. “The world felt like it was on the edge of eruption. In this time period of June and July, the threat continues to rise. Terrorists were disappearing [as if in hiding, in preparation for an attack]. Camps were closing. Threat reportings on the rise.” The crisis came to a head on July 10.
Tenet vividly recalls the White House meeting with Rice and her team. (George W. Bush was on a trip to Boston.) “Rich [Blee] started by saying, ‘There will be significant terrorist attacks against the United States in the coming weeks or months. The attacks will be spectacular. They may be multiple. Al Qaeda's intention is the destruction of the United States.’" [Condi said:] ‘What do you think we need to do?’ Black responded by slamming his fist on the table, and saying, ‘We need to go on a wartime footing now!’”
“What happened?” I ask Cofer Black. “Yeah. What did happen?” he replies. “To me it remains incomprehensible still. I mean, how is it that you could warn senior people so many times and nothing actually happened? It’s kind of like The Twilight Zone.
For many of us, we have long suspected and argued that the Bush administration seemed totally incompetent in the events leading up to 9/11. The above revelations by Cofer Black and George Tenet only reinforces what has been written by many other journalists in the years since 9/11. Yes absolutely 9/11 could have been prevented...it was almost a no brainer that action had to be taken. But nothing happened. Why?
That question has given rise to conspiracy theorists that the Bush administration wanted something to happen. His poll ratings were down and he needed something spectacular to happen that would make him look good. Or maybe the reason is revealed in a post 9/11 Meet the Press interview of Bush:
"I'm a war president. I make decisions here in the Oval Office in foreign policy matters with war on my mind. Again, I wish it wasn't true, but it is true. And the American people need to know they got a president who sees the world the way it is. And I see dangers that exist, and it's important for us to deal with them. – President George W. Bush, Meet the Press, February 9, 2004."
If Americans only knew...especially the Republican kind. The Bush clan is now working tirelessly to rewrite the Bush legacy, and his approval rating is now up to 52 percent. Maybe in a few years Republicans will hold him in such high esteem he'll be up there with Ronald Reagan. Reagan's presidential legacy wasn't so hot either when he left office...but look at him now.