9-11 Intelligence Reflections

What did have we learned about 9-11 intelligence this week:

1. Clinton’s strategy of “Swatting Flies” (Bush’s terms for it), while far from perfect, interrupts more terrorist acts than planning for 7 months to create a 3-year plan to go after Osama Bin Laden.

2. If you have a terrorism expert on staff who’s worked for multiple presidents, it might be worth listening to what he has to say.

3. Identify who’s trying to kill you, and focus on the threats rather than fighting unjustified wars.

4. If you’re going to try to assasinate the character of someone who says you screwed up, make sure the message is consistent, Don, Dick, George, Scott, and Condi.

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