2,530. 9/12/2001

Counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke appeared on 60 Minutes on March 21, 2004. He said, on September 12, 2001: ” ‘The president [Bush] dragged me into a room…shut the door, and said, *I want you to find whether Iraq did this.* …We got together all the FBI experts, all the CIA experts. They all cleared the report, and we sent it up to the president and it got bounced by the national security adviser [Condoleezza Rice] or deputy [Stephen Hadley]. It got…sent back saying, *Wrong answer. Do it again.* ‘ ”

 – Al Gore, The Assault on Reason, Page 107

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