The White House is on a blitz to try to persuade Americans that 9/11 wasn’t foreseeable.
Yesterday, White House press spokesman Tony Fratto said “No one could have anticipated” terrorists flying planes into buildings before 9/11 :
In an interview broadcast today, Secretary of State Rice said Bush didn’t ignore any 9/11 “warning”, because there was no “‘when, where, how”.
Is that believable?
Yes, definitely . . . as long as you disregard the following facts:
- U.S. and allied intelligence services had penetrated the very highest levels of Al Qaeda prior to 9/11
- The government heard the 9/11 plans from the hijackers’ own mouths
Other than that, it is totally believable.