Skip to comments.9/11 Panel Members Weren’t Told of Meeting
Posted on 10/01/2006 6:32:15 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
October 1, 2006 9/11 Panel Members Werent Told of Meeting By PHILIP SHENON
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 Members of the Sept. 11 commission said today that they were alarmed that they were told nothing about a White House meeting in July 2001 at which George J. Tenet, then the director of central intelligence, is reported to have warned Condoleezza Rice, then the national security adviser, about an imminent Al Qaeda attack and failed to persuade her to take action.
Details of the previously undisclosed meeting on July 10, 2001, two months before the Sept. 11 terror attacks, were first reported last week in a new book by the journalist Bob Woodward.
The final report from the Sept. 11 commission made no mention of the meeting nor did it suggest there had been such an encounter between Mr. Tenet and Ms. Rice, now secretary of state.
Since release of the book, State of Denial, the White House and Ms. Rice have disputed major elements of Mr. Woodwards account, with Ms. Rice insisting through spokesmen that there had been no such exchange in a private meeting with Mr. Tenet and that he had expressed none of the frustration attributed to him in Mr. Woodwards book.
It really didnt match Secretary Rices recollection of the meeting at all, said Dan Bartlett, counselor to President Bush, in an interview on the CBS News program Face the Nation.
It kind of left us scratching our heads because we dont believe thats an accurate account, he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Liberals and their media are desperate beyond belief for them to bring this meaningless issue thinking that they can win elections based on it.
It seems to me that someone would have brought this up before the 9/11 commission.
And the hits just keep on coming. Wonder what other artillery the Dems have in their arsenal of lies?
I have an anonymous source that tells me Woodward pulled this out of his ....
I wonder more just what Rove has up his sleeve to blows these moonbats out of the water.
Dems are out of control, smelling blood in this election.
"so," asked the NYTIMES reporter, "have you stopped beating your wife?"
Rice didn't tell them, Tenet didn't tell them.
But Woodward tells them, and they believe it.
Yeah, like maybe Bob Woodward?
But then he's let Scooter Libby twist in the wind for two years.
WoodStein is just living his Watergate glory all over again, but failing miserably this time .... the sequel is never better than the original. /shrug
Not if the purpose of the Commission was a whitewash?
How else can you explain how Jamie Gorelick was a MEMBER of the commission,
instead of being a witness.
Royalties from this book should just about cover it.
Why would Tenet fail to bring this meeting up to the 9/11 commission? The meeting makes him look like he was on the ball with Al Qaeda. Instead the world sees him as "slam dunk" Tenet.
Anyone that believes this is 51 cards short in a deck. This is another national guard story, plame affair, that is put out there by the liberals. Will not work because most americans have made up their minds about the donks, and they do not like their leadership or the direction they will take this country. The donks are about to have their asses handed to them again this election.
It's a scandal-a-day from now until Election Day. Especially at the New York Times.
Why doesn't Woodward investigate why the Clinton Administration turned down capturing Osama four times?
Did he tell her when, where, how...something, anything that would tell the President what needed to be done?
And the kangaroo court (9/11 commission) is now listening to the words of whacko Woodward? Only in America could this be happening! Lord help us........
You are right. Woodward let an innocent man (Scooter) and men (Bush, Cheney, Rove) dangle in the wind for two years. Woodward has forever tarnished his reporting with this hit piece. He is a POS that that has no credibility left. He is a shill for the left. May god have mercy on his soul because I will not.
They should bring Woodward in and make him give sworn testimony about all these new revelations. On penalty of perjury.
Read this crap from the WashPost, if you want to be REALLy upset about this:
Desperation breeds stupidity, and lies....
Dems know what's about to happen to them, and liberals are fanaticly trying to prove they still matter....
It does not matter if it is TRUE or not at this point, the ALLEGATION is more damaging than being exposed as lie....
These people are pathetic. I have more respect for cockroaches.
I'm smiling here; do they not realize that by commenting here, they are acknowledging that their report is a POS.
Intel networks were probably reporting "imminent" attacks by al Qaeda every day for the 10 years preceding Bush 43's taking office. It depends on what is "imminent" about the word "imminent"
There was a report about Ashcroft taking private planes by CBS. It was assumed also that there was going to be an attack at the G8 summit in Italy.
I just don't know what Woodward is trying to accomplish here. He's in the twilight of what I loosely refer to as his journalism career. I thought he turned the corner with his excellent "Bush at War" book but I guess that was a desert mirage. Oh well once a lib always a lib.
There's really nothing at all new here, although the Libs/MSM are trying desperately to generate some political friction out of Woodward's book.
For example, recall that Richard Clarke, self-enamored metrosexual poser that he is, made basically the same type of accusation against Condi, and expressed it in the same type of proto-typical Lib expression, i.e., Clarke claimed that at some meeting Condi "seemed unaware" (emphasis on the soft observation "seemed") of the existence of Al-Qaeda. Also recall that Clarke's observation was proven absolutely false based on established fact, i.e, Condi definitely knew who Al-Qaeda was.
And now again, we have an accusation wrapped around a soft perception of a presumed emotional state. In the hard world known as "reality", there's nothing being expressed here except the imagined soft impressions expressed by people with an obvious axe to grind, all conflated into a pseudo-fact.
So what are we left with? One thing is clear: in the Oprah-ized unverse of the Dems, feelings are the same things as facts. in fact, they are more genuine.
HowcomeBob didn't write a book warning us about 9-11 before it happened?
Thank you for the link. Disgusting. I am not sure if anything else I can read or hear will make me more upset at the liberal MSM, donks or their cronies. I have had enough of them, and I will presonally do my part to lead to their destruction and defeat. Everyone I know is voting a straight republican ticket here in Oregon.
Maybe Woodward heard if from someone in a coma.
Read my link in 21 and see what you think.
But Woodward tells them, and they believe it.
Bob's a regular mind readin' swami, ain't he?
Don't believe this for a second!!
The moonbats are gonna be sorry. President Bush has plenty of ammunition to sink em. OReilly spoke of this years ago,wondering why President Bush had not used it against clinton
The supporters of our enemies are gonna wish they had co-operated more,supported our troops and not leaked intellingence secrets to benefit the terrorists. Plus everything else they have said and done against this Adm.
President Bush wanted to work with the other side(I refuse to call them democrats) for the good of our country. They would have none of it.
President Bush is a patient man,a man of faith,but never forget he is smart, clever and one good poker player. Or is it chess?
Hilllary will never be president of this United States. The era of the clinton is over.
God Bless America and our wonderful brave troops!
And..., I just wonder what party these "Secret Members" are from??? I heard that Martians had told Clinton of the attack before the election and that he and Gore decided to only react if Gore was elected! (Placing aluminum foil helmet back on before I am zapped for revealing this)!!!
I guess Anonymous wasn't available for this report.
Excellent post! I could not agree more. All of us that understand and agree with your words need to work very hard to convince family, friends, neightbors, coworkers, etc. of the dangers of changing leadership during these very dangerous times. The donks needs to be kept out of power!
None of this was shared with us in hours of private interviews, including interviews under oath, nor do we have any paper on this, said Timothy J. Roemer, a Democratic member of the commission and a former House member from Indiana. Im deeply disturbed by this. Im furious.
Another Democratic commissioner, former Watergate prosecutor Richard Ben-Veniste, said that the staff of the Sept. 11 commission was polled in recent days on the disclosures in Mr. Woodwards book and agreed that the meeting was never mentioned to us.
This is certainly something we would have wanted to know about, he said, referring to the July 10, 2001, meeting.
That's not all that wasn't shared with the "commission" you MORONS and you know it since you had one of the main people responsible for 9/11 sitting on the "commission".
Thanks for the link.
Good point...isn't it interesting that Bob Woodward never said ANYTHING about this supposed meeting until the days before an election, when CFR has gone into play and efforts to challenge his account in the media are limited???
exactly...if Tenet had actually said this, don't ya think he would have told the 9/11 commission????? Especially since it would have put him in a position to lay the blame at Bush and Rice's feet??? Come on now!
Do you think the so called "9/11 commission" was formed to find out what really happened on 9/11? First they try to put Kisssinger in charge then they find people like Gorecki who was directly involved...... LMAO!
Hey Bob! Listen to this!
Where was the attack to be? When? I can say that there is going to be an imminent attack by al Qaeda and probably be right too.
I am so sick of the lies just to get the 'power' back...
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