Monday, August 02, 2004

A Sense of History

Remember the August 6, 2001 PDB?

You know, the one that wasn't specific enough to take action, the data that was "historical" according to Condi, again making it unactionable. However, now we have this:
The Times reports today that much of the information that led to the heightened alert is actually three or four years old and that authorities had found no concrete evidence that a terror plot was actually under way. This news does nothing to bolster the confidence Americans need that the administration is not using intelligence for political gain.[Nitpicker emphasis]
Makes you wonder what might have happened (or not) in 2001 had we been on heightened alert - oh, but that wasn't an election year was it?

Update: Not to worry though because Tom Ridge claims some of the data is as recent as last January. Maybe someone should tell him it's August.


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