The Non-Story Of The Year

The Non-Story Of The Year 2: As I mentioned yesterday, the Democrats and their pals in the press are trying to make an “Enron sized” deal out of the fact that GWB was told that al-Queda wanted to hijack American planes a month before 9/11. Much like Enron, this is a totally manufactured story being pushed by the Democrats in an effort to harm W politically. Furthermore, like Enron, this really isn’t a new story. Here’s a clip from the Bob Woodward series on the Bush teams response to 9/11. This came out in Jan of 2002 by the way….

“Through much of the summer, Tenet had grown increasingly troubled by the prospect of a major terrorist attack against the United States. There was too much chatter in the intelligence system and repeated reports of threats were costing him sleep. His friends thought he had become obsessed. Everywhere he went, the message was the same: Something big is coming. But for all his fears, intelligence officials could never pinpoint when or where an attack might hit.”

So how is the current story any more significant than the line from that Woodward article? I know what you’re going to say “Bush was told that al-Queda wanted to hijack an airplane!” And? Does that tell him who the hijackers were? Does that give him a date? A particular airport to look at? Anything that could be of any sort of real use? Nothing right? So really, all we have is a rehash of a three and a half month old story about an attack coming without enough specific information to pinpoint “when or where an attack might hit.” The very fact that the press is treating an insignificant story like this as if it were a blockbuster, tells you everything you need to know about the left-wing bias in the press.

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