1,828. 1/15/2001

According to a January 20, 2002, article in The Washington Post, in January 2001, outgoing Deputy National Security Advisor General Don Kerrick warned the incoming Bush Administration about the threat posed by al Qaeda. “As a courtesy, he sent a memo to the NSC [National Security Council] front office on ‘things you need to pay attention to.’ About the al-Qaeda terrorist threat he wrote bluntly, ‘We are going to be struck again.’ He never heard back. ‘I don’t think it was above the waterline,’ he says. ‘They were gambling nothing would happen.’ ” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon, The Age of Sacred Terror, Page 336

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