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Rice Doesn't Recall CIA Warning of 9/11

So Condi doesn't remember George Tenet and his homey Cofer Black meeting with her in July of 2001 to warn of impending attacks from al-Qaida. At first blush that seems like a risky claim to make since it's just a matter of time before someone pulls her appointment calendar from that time and confirms or refutes the former CIA suits' claim.

But then Condi gets wise and drops the old, "but I met with them every day so..."

What's more odd about this story is how it has only NOW come to light. How can that be? How can a stark warning from the Director of the CIA to the then National Security Advisor just two months before the worst terrorist attack on American soil have been kept under wraps for so long?

"What I am quite certain of is that I would remember if I was told, as this account apparently says, that there was about to be an attack in the United States, and the idea that I would somehow have ignored that I find incomprehensible," Rice said.

Of course, this is the same person who said nobody could have imagined terrorists would fly planes into buildings when everyone from novelists to members of congress had predicted just that scenario. Condi finds a lot of things incomprehensible and that's part of the problem here.

Then again, George Tenet is the guy who guaranteed the President a "slam dunk" on WMD in Iraq before the invasion. So maybe he's a little too keen on hyperbole and likes to inflate his stories a bit. It is, afterall, his agency that has taken the knife for "intelligence failures" that have led to a botched invasion of a Middle Eastern country and the fueling of terrorism recruitment from here to Haiti.

Something's fishy here and one of these waterheads is lying. It'll be fun to watch who gets who.

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