Media in Trouble: All the news thats UNfit to print!: Let the Impeachment Proceedings BEGIN!

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Thursday, February 10, 2005

Let the Impeachment Proceedings BEGIN!


I recall a certain lady called Condoleeza Rice who held the office of National Security Advisor (click here for job description) whose job is to deliver intelligence to the president.

So let's see what the Times tells us today!

The report discloses that the Federal Aviation Administration, despite being focused on risks of hijackings overseas, warned airports in the spring of 2001 that if "the intent of the hijacker is not to exchange hostages for prisoners, but to commit suicide in a spectacular explosion, a domestic hijacking would probably be preferable."

Ok but its not like they had lots of reports of this possibility, right?:
Among other things, the report says that leaders of the F.A.A. received 52 intelligence reports from their security branch that mentioned Mr. bin Laden or Al Qaeda from April to Sept. 10, 2001. That represented half of all the intelligence summaries in that time.

Five of the intelligence reports specifically mentioned Al Qaeda's training or capability to conduct hijackings, the report said. Two mentioned suicide operations, although not connected to aviation, the report said.

Oh. Yeah but its not like the FAA took steps to do anything about it right?:
The F.A.A. "had indeed considered the possibility that terrorists would hijack a plane and use it as a weapon," and in 2001 it distributed a CD-ROM presentation to airlines and airports that cited the possibility of a suicide hijacking, the report said. Previous commission documents have quoted the CD's reassurance that "fortunately, we have no indication that any group is currently thinking in that direction."

Well it can't be grounds for the I word can it?

The Bush administration has blocked the public release of the full, classified version of the report for more than five months,

Today lies within the month of February, 5 months ago it was OCTOBER. Uh Before the election.