2,314. 8/23/2001

“…for seven months George Tenet’s CIA had been hand-delivering warnings to the president [Bush] about al-Qaeda at a rate of nearly two a week. Tenet might have volunteered one or two additional pieces of information–for example, the report he received on August 23 [2001] that FBI field agents in Minneapolis wanted to investigate an ‘Islamic extremist [Zacarias Moussaoui]‘ arrested while learning to fly 747 airliners. Tenet says he told the White House nothing about that.”

 – Thomas Powers, The Military Error, Page 35

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