March 24, 2004

Strange 9/11 Quotes

"Unfortunately, history shows that it can take a tragedy like 9/11 to awaken the world to a new threat."

Donald Rumsfeld, in today's hearings.

Plus, atrios writes about a Rumsfeld statement where he claims that it would have been a mistake to go after Bin Laden before 9/11, since it then probably would have happened anyway, justified as retaliation. Why the attachment to it happening? It just doesn't seem like the thinking of one who was completely taken by surprise by 9/11.

Atrios also picks up a Bush quote given today:

"If we had specific information that on the morning of September 11, four planes would be hijacked, 2 would be flown into the world trade center, 1 into the Pentagon, and 1 into an unknown target, then we would have acted..."

Why so specific?

Posted by Curt at March 24, 2004 02:02 AM