2,887. 10/7/2001

” ‘It has been called to my attention that if you go back and sift through the intelligence reporting that was there before Sept. 11, that it is now clear that there are some things that should have rung bells a little bit louder,’ a senior intelligence official said. ‘There are a few fragmentary reports. But they are really only significant in hindsight. I wish we had paid more attention.’ ”

 – James Risen, “In Hindsight, C.I.A. Sees Flaws That Hindered Efforts on Terror,” The New York Times, Oct. 7, 2001

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