After a decade of secrecy, the CIA on Friday released a nearly 500-page inspector general report outlining multiple “systemic problems” in the nation’s spy agencies ahead of the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Those failures helped contribute to the country’s blindness about the terror attacks, analysts claimed in the 2005 report, and impeded the government’s work to track down Osama bin Laden and other top al Qaeda leaders in the years before 9/11.
Senior officers told the CIA’s Officer of Inspector General that “no comprehensive strategic plan” was ever developed to thwart bin Laden “at any time” before 9/11, despite years of warning and commitments to respond to the threat of al Qaeda.
The CIA’s release of the report late on Friday afternoon comes years after the agency initially declassified part of the document, and was prompted by Freedom of Information Act requests for the full critique.
Sounds like a pretty scathing indictment of the administration that was in power in the YEARS leading up to 9/11. According to the historical revisionists out there, that would be G.W. Bush. But hey, at least not going after AQ in the ’90’s gave bragging rights that the ’90’s were a decade of “peace” (excluding Bosnia and Kosovo of course). Kind of reminds you of how ignoring the JV team ISIS just to be able to say you pulled our troops out of Iraq has resulted in a similar situation. All that is missing is another major terror attack on our homeland and history will have repeated itself full circle.