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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Remedial Reading Candidate

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"I'm certain that if my husband and his national security team had been shown a classified report entitled 'Bin Laden Determined To Attack Inside the United States' he would have taken it more seriously than history suggests it was taken by our current president and his national security team."

So said Hillary Clinton, and it was front page news with photo in the Chronicle (9/27/06).

I guess that means Senator Clinton hasn’t read the "Report of the Joint Inquiry into the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001," which was jointly published by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in December 2002.

Perhaps she should have asked Senator Feinstein, one of the seven Democrat members of the committee, what they said. Had she read it, she would have found that in 1998 her Bill had signed a classified document that disclosed: "The Intelligence Community has strong indications that Bin Laden intends to conduct or sponsor attacks inside the United States."

Thanks to the Internet, it is child’s play to find numerous other intelligence warnings to President Clinton about Bin Laden’s intentions to attack the United States. Maybe it depends on what your definition of “attack” is.

"Attack?" said Bill Clinton. "Which one? The blonde or the redhead?"

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