Ever heard of a "selective memory" ?
Is it a bug or a feature ? Criminals develop a selective memory rather quickly and easily. For them, it's a feature. Victims of abuse and trauma develop a selective memory as a means of protection. Again, a feature. Where would we be without it ?
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice rejected as "incomprehensible" the suggestion in Bob Woodward's latest book that she ignored CIA warnings of a terror strike two months before Sept. 11, 2001.Thanks but we already know.
Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow acknowledged today that then CIA Director George J. Tenet and his counterterrorism chief met with Rice on July 10, when she was President Bush's national security advisor. Snow did not characterize the meeting, although he denied the assertion in Woodward's book, "State of Denial," that Rice replied politely to the CIA officials' warning, but "they felt the brush off."
But now, uh, I forget. Sorry, I simply cannot recall.
It looks like nobody remembers the multiple warnings prior to 9/11. Why should they remember? Wouldn't it be easier to just forget the whole thing? As if it never happened? We could go on happily ever after, after winning in Iraq of course. Americans haven't learned to lose so it's "stay the course". Aye aye Sir! Stay the course! Full speed ahead.
We're being led to believe noone was forwarned about 9/11. Okay, there was a warning, but I didn't take it all too serious because it was just, you know, so ludicrous. 18 Arabs with boxcutters taking over Jumbo planes,flying them with precision before smashing them straight into WTCs 1 & 2 and the Pentagon? Sheesh, that's got to be the most far-fetched thing I've ever heard in my life. No wonder noone took the warnings serious. Bogeyman gonna come get ya! Arabs in America? Bringem on! They'll NEVER get past NORAD! America's best! Yes!
Okay, okay, nobody told Rice or Bush or Cheney about the 18 hijackers and noone knew they would use such sophisticated weapons as boxcutters. Such detailed information was only known to those who fabricated the story...prior to 9/11. A precision manouver. A masterpiece. The Crime of the century.
The day then CIA Director George J. Tenet "resigned", I saw his facial expression on TV. He looked pissed. He had revenge on his mind. I think he knew that some day soon, someone would turn their back on him and call him a liar by denying he warned them. That day has come.
Condi's right. It's utterly "incomprehensible". Especially with a selective memory.
It's just come to light that the German ambassador to the US at the time, Wolfgang Ischinger, personally called George W. Bush on Monday, August 6, 2001 (about 3 weeks before the 9/11 attacks) to forewarn him of the attack. Ischinger had been informed by the Bundesamt fur Verfassungsschutz [German domestic secret service] as well as the BND [Bundesnachrichtendienst, German foreign secret service] that an attack by a radical Arab group partially based in Germany was to occur on 10-11 September, 2001. The President was at that time in residence at his farm in Texas. Ischinger was acting in direct response to instructions from German Foreign Minister Fischer. Subsequent to the 9/11 attacks, the office of the US President, through the US Department of State, made an urgent request to the government of the Federal Republic of Germany that no reference whatsoever should be made to the official warnings given by Ambassador Ischinger.