Woodward Book: Tenet Warned Rice BEFORE 911

Saturday, September 30, 2006 at 05:25 PM

Uh-huh. Seems the Chimpy White Slum is all adither over Bob Woodward's new opus...

According to Bob Woodward:

George Tenet, then director of the Central Intelligence Agency, warned Condoleezza Rice of a mounting threat by al-Qaeda two months before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to Bob Woodward's new book.


In a July 10, 2001, meeting with then national security adviser Rice and J. Cofer Black, the State Department's coordinator for counterterrorism, Tenet warned that intercepted messages among al-Qaeda operatives and a mass of other intelligence pointed to an imminent threat, according to the book. Tenet and Black hoped Rice would convey the urgency of the situation to President George W. Bush.

``Rice could have gotten through to Bush on the threat, Tenet thought, but she just didn't get it in time,'' says the book, titled ``State of Denial,'' which went on sale yesterday. ``He felt she was not organized and did not push people, as he tried to do at the CIA.''

Yet, Tony "Fox" Snow, denies this ever happened. Of course he does, he must, can't have anyone thinking The Texas Hat show dropped the ball, now, can we?

This tends to lend credence to President Clinton's tough take on Chris "Hannity Jr" Wallace. The Clinton team tried, the Chimpy team didn't bother.

And now we know, don't we?