New CIA documents de-classified.
By KATHERINE SHRADER, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 42 minutes agoWASHINGTON – The CIA’s top leaders failed to use their available powers, never developed a comprehensive plan to stop al-Qaida and missed crucial opportunities to thwart two hijackers in the run-up to Sept. 11, the agency’s own watchdog concluded in a bruising report released Tuesday.
Completed in June 2005 and kept classified until now, the 19-page executive summary finds extensive fault with the actions of senior CIA leaders and others beneath them. “The agency and its officers did not discharge their responsibilities in a satisfactory manner,” the CIA inspector general found.
“They did not always work effectively and cooperatively,” the report stated.
Looks like a bunch of stuff is about to be on the faces of many finger pointers. So much for the Democrat’s ” Oil War” they claimed Bush engaged in. Obviously as The Whitehouse has maintained all along, they went on the intelligence they were given, not intelligence they created. It’ll be interesting to see how this unravels.
But wait…..IT GETS BETTER.
In a statement, CIA Director Michael Hayden said the decision to release the report was not his choice or preference, but that he was making the report available as required by Congress in a law President Bush signed earlier this month.
You don’t say…. somebody other than the defunct Democrat controlled congress actually signed a law into action that actually revealed some of what the hell is actually going on? You mean we finally have some truth?
In other words for the deaf dumb and blind, Bush actually forced the hand of the CIA against the director’s wishes. Obviously the director was not a fan of working WITH the president and has been acting without pressure from the Whitehouse to “produce” a phony war as the Democrats have alleged.
In a statement, Tenet said the inspector general is “flat wrong” about the lack of plan.
“There was in fact a robust plan, marked by extraordinary effort and dedication to fighting terrorism, dating back to long before 9/11,” he said. “Without such an effort, we would not have been able to give the president a plan on Sept. 15, 2001, that led to the routing of the Taliban, chasing al-Qaida from its Afghan sanctuary and combating terrorists across 92 countries.”
It gets worse for the Democrats:
The CIA’s analysis of al-Qaida before Sept. 2001 was lacking. No comprehensive report focusing on bin Laden was written after 1993, and no comprehensive report laying out the threats of 2001 was assembled. “A number of important issues were covered insufficiently or not at all,” the report found.
Footnote: William Jefferson Clinton was President 1993-2001
While blame is heaped on Tenet and his deputies, the report also says that Tenet was forcefully engaged in counterterrorism efforts and personally sounded the alarm before Congress, the military and policymakers. In a now well-known 1998 memo, he declared, “We are at war.”
Thanks Bill. Great job. Douchebag.
And people want to elect another Clinton?