June 18, 2015

Need We Say more

The WashTimes quotes former CIA Directer George Tenet who states that Bill Clinton sabotaged the intelligence agency's anti-terrorism efforts prior to 9/11.
The Clinton administration had bankrupted the intelligence community and refused to let the CIA prioritize anti-terrorism over other major priorities in the late 1990s, leaving the agency stretched too thin in the days ahead of the 2001 terrorist attacks, former Director George J. Tenet said in a 2005 document declassified Friday.

Mr. Tenet, who was head of the agency at the time of the Sept. 11 attacks and has taken severe criticism for not anticipating and heading them off, said in the document that he took the threat of Osama bin Laden very seriously, and put major effort into trying to penetrate al Qaeda, beginning as far back as 1998.

In one revelation, Mr. Tenet says those efforts averted off an earlier “major attack” planned by al Qaeda for some time in 1999 or 2000. The document gives no other details.
Let's hear it for Hillary who follows in her husband's hoof-prints.


LL said...

I think that's unfair. Both Clinton and Gore were decent when it came to CIA. The problem was in the Agency itself and in its refusal to move on from an absolute obsession with Russia as the principal target. They STILL to this day have difficulty with operations in a multi-polar world, largely because of arcane "political correctness".

One example: Congress overwhelmingly approved 'hard measures' in intelligence collection in the wake of the 9/11 attack. Today, 14 years later, they go on a witch hunt, targeting the intelligence officers who carried out their will. And if you think that the corporate memory doesn't get it, you're wrong.

Kid said...

I disagree with you LL.
Gorelick and clinton severely neutered the intelligence communities.
clinton was offered 3 times to accept bin laden on a silver platter and passed.
WTC 1993, USS Cole - No Question. Likely TWA800, EgyptAir900, Murrah Building.
clinton Knew what was going on. It was a declared war by the moslem vermin and clinton ignored it for the preference of soothing headlines while he was in the white house.
Super dirty, and complicit in 9-11 more than any other non-moslem.

sig94 said...

There's more than enough negligence to go around. One example, the FBI rejected a Minnesota flight instructor's warning that Zacarias Moussaoui was training to use a jet liner as a bomb when he said he didn't need to take instruction on how to land a plane.