Bin Laden, er, Katrina determined to strike inside US

You remember Condi's testimony from the 9/11 commission:

"I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon; that they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as a missile."

The sick joke of course is that a presidential daily briefing just 4 weeks prior to 9/11 read: "Bin Laden determined to strike inside US."

According to Liberal Oasis's Bill Scher, this morning's Good Morning America featured this quote from Bush's mouth to America's ears:

"I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees."

Umm, well, unless you consider a 40-year-old Army Corps of Engineers plan to shore up the levee against just such a catastrophe repeatedly discussed in the pages of the New Orleans Times-Picayune the makings of a big mystery.

Most recently the paper wrote: "No one can say they didn't see it coming."

That clear enough? We should start a list of things the administration knows but doesn't know it knows. We could call it, uh, something catchy like: "public assistance and security programs cut by the president."


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