15 February 2006

These guys claim they're good at protecting us?

Pre-Sept. 11 intelligence conducted by a secret military unit identified terrorist ringleader Mohamed Atta 13 different times, a congressman said Tuesday.

Kimberly Hefling, AP

...FBI information since that time indicates patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings or other types of attacks, including recent surveillance of federal buildings in New York.

Presidential daily briefing, 6 August 2001, entitled "Bin Laden determined to strike in US"

The deaths and suffering of thousands of Hurricane Katrina's victims might have been avoided if the government had heeded lessons from the 2001 terror attacks and taken a proactive stance toward disaster preparedness, a House inquiry concludes.

Lara Jakes Jordan, AP

Really, would it be possible for the Democrats to be any worse than this? Well, OK, I suppose it might. But not much. At this point, I wish we could give them a chance.

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