“Referring to bin Laden and other terror masters, the Director of Central Intelligence, George Tenet, had testified before a closed-door session of the Senate Appropriations Committee in May 1997. ‘I think we are already at war,’ he said. ‘We have been on a war footing for a number of years now.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Richard Miniter, Losing Bin Laden, Page 165