Wednesday, April 14, 2004


The Bush Administration officially declassified the August 6th Presidential Daily Briefing (PDB) memo entitled “ Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US”. (Never mind its “outing” earlier in the week during the Condi Rice testimony.)

After years of insinuations about its contents and the subsequent conveniently-partisan conspiracy it spawned (The Bushies knew the 9/11 attack was going to occur and did nothing. See the failed candidacy of the former governor of a state whose residents sell their garbage to tourists as “antiques”.), we now know the PDB contained nothing that had not already been disseminated over the past 2 ½ years.

What it did mention where several years (1993 once, 1997 twice, 1998 five times, 1999 once and the mid-1990s once.) in the prior decade. These dates should lead a good investigation to the PDBs from those years.
Reviewing each of them would be a not-to-difficult task given there would only be 365 for each year with the exception of 1998 where there would be 366. After all former Democratic congressman and current National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States commissioner, Timothy J. Roemer has claimed the Commission has reviewed “millions of pieces of paper”. What are a few thousand more?
Given the current Administration’s description of the August 6th PDB as “historical” (not in the making history sense but in the presenting history one), there should have been plenty of clues as to the cleared-up-via-hindsight threat of simultaneous airplanes-as-missiles attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Western Pennsylvania (subsequently determined to have been destined for 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.)
I wonder why there hasn’t been an uproar by the press and the Democratic Party, as there has been around the August 6th PDB. Could it be that there is a BFD hiding in the PDBs of the prior Administration?

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