I have to call out Lori Felts for the conclusions she made about George Bush’s responsibility for the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
As far as 9/11 is concerned, we had a warning for it when the U.S. World Trade Center was attacked on Feb. 26, 1993. It also was an attempt to bring down both towers by bombing the foundation of one and hoping it would fall into the other building. But it did not work. During the summer of 2001, repeated CIA reports indicated that some kind of attack was imminent, and NYC was the most likely target. But for a number of reasons, including involvement of Dick Cheney and “Scooter” Libby, it was ignored. Even then, neither the CIA nor any other intelligence agency had a clue of using airliners as the means to do it.
After that, it was the British who led us astray (again) by telling us that Saddam was attempting to buy the essential “yellow cake” uranium in Africa, which would be necessary for any nuclear program. It was false, but the Bush administration again ignored it. It cost us big time. Our intelligence community was irreparably harmed when they exposed our agent — Valerie Plame — and her husband, Joseph Wilson, and we lost a lot of agents because of it.
All of this is available online or by DVD from Amazon. Search online for “Plame Affair”.
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Joseph M. Reichert, Belleville