It turns out, contra…
It turns out, contrary to the claims of Democrats in Congress, that they did know the same things about Osama bin Laden’s threats as President Bush, at least as early as July, 2001, according to a TV interview of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) back then. This prompted Ari Fleischer, the President’s press secretary, to wonder aloud, “And that raises the question, what did the Democrats in Congress know. And why weren’t they talking to each other?”

And CNN reported, one week after the terrorist attacks, that the FBI knew as far back as 1995 that plans existed for the hijacking of planes and slamming them into buildings. Potential targets included the CIA headquarters in Langley, VA, as well as buildings in San Francisco, Chicago and New York City. According to the report, that information was given to the FBI but, “it’s not clear what was done with it.” So the Clinton administration knew about this 7 years ago and quite possibly sat on it. I found the link to that article on the Drudge Report. So let’s see if the news media covers that angle with as much vigor as the attacks on Bush. (Hint: Hold not thy breath.)

Of course, don’t expect Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) to consider either of these tidbits in her public outrage. She stands by her statement that the Bush administration was involved in some sort of “conspiracy of silence” about terrorist threats. (I would have to assume that Sen. Feinstein and President Clinton were involved in that “conspiracy” as well, no?) And do you really think Ms. McKinney would have smiled with joy if we had done some serious racial profiling at airports and emptied all tall office buildings in order to prevent bin Laden’s guided missles from taking lives? Given the vague nature of what was known, and even if the exact dates, targets and MO were known, those types of measures would’ve been required to prevent the attacks. Cynthia doesn’t like profiling now, and she wouldn’t have approved of it then, but she sure does know how to may hay out of hindsight.

Selective memory is beginning to take hold on the Democrats.

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