1,823. 1/15/2001

A week before Bush’s inauguration in January 2001, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney and George Bush attended a secrets briefing delivered by CIA Director George Tenet and Deputy Director of Operations James Pavitt. “They told him that bin Laden and his network were a ‘tremendous threat’ which was ‘immediate.’ There was no doubt that bin Laden was coming after the United States again, they said, but it was not clear when, where or how. Bin Laden and the network were a difficult, elusive target.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Bob Woodward, Bush at War, Pages 34-35

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