Responding to former President Bill Clinton’s claim on September 24, 2006, that the Bush Administration did not make attempts to combat terrorism before 9/11, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told the New York Post on September 26, 2006: ” ‘The notion somehow for eight months the Bush administration sat there and didn’t do that is just flatly false, and I think the 9/11 commission understood that,’ she said. ‘What we did in the eight months was at least as aggressive as what the Clinton administration did in the preceding years.’ ”

 – Peter Baker, “Bush and Clinton Teams Debate Pre-9/11 Efforts,” The Washington Post, Nov. 5, 2006