Probing The Memo

As the commission looking into the intelligence failures preceding 9/11 resumes its hearings this week, there will be a new exhibit A under public scrutiny: the supersecret CIA report on al-Qaeda that was given to George W. Bush as part of the President's Daily Brief (PDB) on Aug. 6, 2001, just weeks before the attacks on the U.S. At the hearings last week, the PDB had been an elephant in the room. Although the commissioners had read the 1 1/4 page text or a summary, and its title--"Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US"--had been in the public domain since then...

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