2,063. 6/15/2001

“When [future 9/11 hijacker Khalid] Almihdhar’s visa expired, the State Department, not knowing any better, simply issued him a new one in June 2001–even though by then the CIA had linked him to one of the suspected bombers of the USS Cole in October 2000.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman, “The Hijackers We Let Escape,” Newsweek, June 9, 2002

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