It should come as no surprise to see articles coming out proving that Bush had his eye off the ball before 9-11. There have already been multiple books and plenty of testimony supporting this, but a little digging will bring up more and more examples to pile onto this obvious fact. Could 9-11 have been prevented? That’s a tough question to say yes to, but considering how much the FBI and CIA knew about terrorist threats to this country, a bit more diligence rather than a record month long vacation in August of 2001 certainly wouldn’t have hurt.
Yahoo! News – Bremer Faulted Bush Before Terror Attacks: “L. Paul Bremer, the U.S. administrator in Iraq (news – web sites), said in a speech six months before the Sept. 11 attacks that the Bush administration was ‘paying no attention’ to terrorism.
‘What they will do is stagger along until there’s a major incident and then suddenly say, ‘Oh my God, shouldn’t we be organized to deal with this,” Bremer said at a McCormick Tribune Foundation conference on terrorism on Feb. 26, 2001.