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And, Hillary butchered the truth this week:
Tom Maguire has the latest on how the democrats and their media are trying to change history… Reprinted here because it will likely not be the last time this trick is pulled (and ignored by the media):
Was It “Stupid Day” In The Media?
Mickey Kaus catches the NY Times vaguely misrepresenting the contents of Bush’s famous Presidential Daily Brief of Aug 6, 2001 but he missed Michael Duffy of TIME committing the same offense more egregiously. From the Wednesday Times, second paragraph:
In unusually blunt terms, Senator Clinton questioned the current administration’s response to an intelligence briefing President Bush received about a month before the 9/11 attacks. It mentioned that Al Qaeda was intent on striking the United States using hijacked planes.
“Intent on striking the United States using hijacked planes” sounds a lot like the intent was to literally strike a building or something. Of course, since most of have only seen one Presidential Daily Brief in our lives, we remember that the memo referred to a conventional hijacking for hostages scenario. The key phrase:
We have not been able to corroborate some of the more sensational threat reporting, such as that from a … (redacted portion) … service in 1998 saying that Bin Ladin wanted to hijack a US aircraft to gain the release of “Blind Shaykh” ‘Umar ‘Abd al-Rahman and other US-held extremists.
Nevertheless, FBI information since that time indicates patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings or other types of attacks, including recent surveillance of federal buildings in New York.
(Sidebar – the 2001 brief recycled some stale reporting from 1998; per the 9/11 report the NY airports were put on alert for about eight weeks but nothing happened.)