Rice Watch Day 7
Making the rounds today on the AP wire today is a story titled “9-11 Report Questions Rice’s Statements” :
The congressional report on pre-Sept. 11 intelligence calls into question answers that National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice gave the public last year about the White House’s knowledge of terrorism threats.
It’s a fresh credibility issue for the adviser whose remarks about prewar Iraq information also have been questioned by members of Congress…
[snip]…At the same May 2002 press briefing, Rice also said that “I don’t think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon; that they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as a missile.”
But the congressional report states that “from at least 1994, and continuing into the summer of 2001, the Intelligence Community received information indicating that terrorists were contemplating, among other means of attack, the use of aircraft as weapons.”