3,263. 12/28/2001

“The morning of Friday, December 28 [2001, President Bush] rose at 5:00 am at his Crawford, Texas ranch…and then went to a special building on his ranch called SCIF–Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility…The intelligence briefing that morning included the Top Secret/codeword Threat Matrix, …Item 8 of 19 in the 14-page document described an intercepted communication from an area in Afghanistan apparently still inhabited by Osama bin Laden’s terrorist network, al Qaeda. The unidentified person said, ‘Good news will be coming in due time,’ and implied that plans were in place for new attacks.”

 – Bob Woodward, Plan of Attack, Pages 52-53

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