During National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice’s testimony before the 9/11 commission on April 8, 2004, “There was an audible gasp in the audience as Rice confirmed officially, once and for all, what had long been suspected–that the August 6 [2001] PDB [Presidential Daily Briefing] was an explicit warning from the CIA, only a month before 9/11, that al-Qaeda was going to try to strike on American soil.”

 – Philip Shenon, The Commission, Page 298