Last one, I promise. (Well, maybe I’ll touch upon it again when Cheney and his chauffeur meet with the 9/11 commission . . .)
This, too, is a confirmation of Clarke’s allegations.
National Security Adviser Condi Rice was to speak at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. She had a major policy speech that was to address "the threats and problems of today and the day after, not the world of yesterday."
What WERE those "threats and problems" mentioned in the speech? Mmmmmm . . .
Al Qaeda? Nope, not mentioned.
Bin Laden? Nope, not mentioned.
Islamic extremists? Nope, not mentioned.
Did the speech even mention "terrorism"? Well, yes, but only in the context of "rogue nations" (with Iraq being a specific example).
Apparently, the speech was designed to promote the missile defense system as the cornerstone of the new national security strategy.
Of course, this is all hearsay, from people who claim to have seen the speech. You see, Condi never actually delivered it (which is why the White House is saying it won’t release it). She was scheduled to deliver it . . . .
. . . . on September 11, 2001. Instead, she spent some of that day in a bunker.
Read more here.