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Rumsfeld impeded and Rice ignored terror fight in 2001

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The New York Times got an advanced copy of Woodward's new book, "State of Denial." The book contains a number of bombshells about the failures of the Bush administration. It's as bad, if not worse, than we all thought:

The White House ignored an urgent warning in September 2003 from a top Iraq adviser who said that thousands of additional American troops were desperately needed to quell the insurgency there, according to a new book by Bob Woodward, the Washington Post reporter and author. The book describes a White House riven by dysfunction and division over the war.
There is also confirmation that the Bush administration failed to deal with Bin Laden and Al Qaeda back in 2001:
Mr. Woodward writes that in the weeks before the Sept. 11 attacks, Mr. Tenet believed that Mr. Rumsfeld was impeding the effort to develop a coherent strategy to capture or kill Osama bin Laden. Mr. Rumsfeld questioned the electronic signals from terrorism suspects that the National Security Agency had been intercepting, wondering whether they might be part of an elaborate deception plan by Al Qaeda.

On July 10, 2001, the book says, Mr. Tenet and his counterterrorism chief, J. Cofer Black, met with Ms. Rice at the White House to impress upon her the seriousness of the intelligence the agency was collecting about an impending attack. But both men came away from the meeting feeling that Ms. Rice had not taken the warnings seriously.
Condi cried crocodile tears after Clinton smacked the Bush team for failing to deal with Bin Laden. Woodward confirms that Clinton was right.

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