2,167. 7/10/2001

Quoting a covert CIA operative known only as ‘Rich B.,’ then-CIA Director George Tenet gave information from his meeting with National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice on July 10, 2001. Rich said: ” ‘We have disrupted or delayed the current attack, but the UBL [Usama Bin Ladin] threat will continue to exist,’ he said. ‘UBL’s goal is the destruction of the United States. We must consider a proactive instead of a reactive approach to UBL. …We must take the battle to UBL in Afghanistan. We must take advantage of increasing dissatisfaction of some Afghan tribes with the Taliban.’ ”

 – George Tenet with Bill Harlow, At the Center of the Storm, Pages 152-153

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