If He Had Had Information

MSNBC - Bush responds to terror criticism

“The facts are these,” Bush said: CIA Director “George Tenet briefed me on a regular basis about the terrorist threat to the United States of America, and had my administration had any information that terrorists were going to attack New York City on Sept. 11, we would have acted."
Please keep in mind the various actions that ensured Bush never got that information.

The suspension of Predator drone flights over Afghanistan.

The blocking of investigations into Saudi funding of terrorism.

The roadblocks into investigating Zacarias Moussaoui.

The shelving of the Phoenix Memo.

The shelving of the Clinton plan to elimanate al-Qaeda.

The shelving of the Hart-Rudman report, and the ankling of the Congressional attempt to do something about Hart-Rudman.

The pooh-poohing of the August 6th Presidential Daily Briefing.

The waving off of the constant stream of warnings from other countries about an impending attack.

It was quite a job to remain ignorant of the incoming 9/11 attacks, but the Bush Adminstration managed to do so. When plausible deniability is Job #1, there's no lengths to which the Republicans in Charge won't go.