Bush Seeks to Deflect Questions About Warnings Over Sept. 11
By DAVID STOUT
ASHINGTON, May 17 â€” With current and future Air Force officers as a supporting cast, President Bush sought today to deflect questions about the Sept. 11 attacks, saying he would have done everything he could to protect the United States if he had known the terrorists' plans.
The article also goes on to say that Bush was told in a security briefing on August 6 that bin Laden wanted to hijack planes.
From the Washington Post:
1999 Report Warned of Suicide Hijack
WASHINGTON â€“â€“ Exactly two years before the Sept. 11 attacks, a federal report warned the executive branch that Osama bin Laden's terrorists might hijack an airliner and dive bomb it into the Pentagon or other government building.
"Suicide bomber(s) belonging to al-Qaida's Martyrdom Battalion could crash-land an aircraft packed with high explosives (C-4 and semtex) into the Pentagon, the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), or the White House," the September 1999 report said.