Tuesday, October 03, 2006

And One More Thing

I missed this tidbit in the news roundup from this morning's confirmation of a George Tenet/Condi Rice summer 2001 meeting about building threats, but Tim Grieve lends a hand:
According to the Post, a State Department spokesman traveling with Rice in the Middle East said the meeting was nothing more than "a summary of the threat reporting from the previous weeks," and that there was "nothing new" conveyed in it. At the same time, however, the spokesman claimed that Rice urged Tenet and his deputy to provide the same briefing to Donald Rumsfeld and John Ashcroft. As the Post notes, the spokesman was "unable to explain why Rice felt the briefing should be repeated if it did not include new material."
Remember that the PDB entitled "Bin Laden determined to attack inside the U.S." was brushed off by the administration as an "historical document."


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