When, hours after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the President came out and accused Bin Laden, it was probably for good reason: Reports now abound that he had received intelligence as early as August 6 warning that Bin Laden was planning to hijack planes. Naturally, everyone in Washington is all over this. Denials on one side, accusations and counter accusations on the other.

Democrats are demanding the Aug. 6 CIA memo that mentioned the hijackings and another pre-Sept. 11 document–an FBI memo that warned headquarters that many Middle Eastern men were training at American flight schools. “Why did it take eight months for us to receive this information? And what specific actions were taken by the White House in response?” Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., asked. Turning the tables, [White House spokesperson] Fleischer noted Friday that Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told a TV interviewer in July that panel staff members had informed her of a “major probability” of a terrorist attack. “And that raises the question,” Fleischer said, “what did the Democrats in Congress know. And why weren’t they talking to each other?”

Bush Defends Self on Warning Controversy. I predict some action againt Iraq really soon…

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