Real Intelligence Failures
If our intelligence agencies were to live up to their name they should have realized the limitations at the top. I find it hard to believe that people who can conduct secret wars in Cambodia and Bolivia, people who can do all sorts of nefarious deeds feel any compunction about lying to the President, especially when they were dealing with Shrub. Why didn't they simple attach the label IRAQI on to all terrorist warnings. Take "Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the US." How is that supposed to grab the attention of the appointed regent of the US. But add that simple word: "Iraqi, Bin Laden determined to attack inside the US" All of the sudden we would be launching fighters and stepping up security. Tenet or Rice could have told the Resident that that sneaky Saddam is cleverly using Afganistan and Saudi Arabia to launch attacks against the US through his agent Bin Laden.
911 would not have happened, this war probably still would have, but you never know. Maybe he could have been convinced that Iraq's main threat existed outside of Iraq in say the House of Saud.
I am not saying that no one in the Administration would have figured this out. Heck most of America probably would have seen through this ploy. But as long as we all pretend that the Emperer has cloths, he can walk around neake all he likes.
Just an Idea
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