Ashcroft blames Clinton for intelligence failures

by on April 14th, 2004

“The simple fact of September 11th is this: We did not know an attack was coming because for nearly a decade our government had blinded itself to its enemies,” Mr. Ashcroft told the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, the congressionally chartered panel looking into the government failures leading up to the September 11 attacks.

“Our agents were isolated by government-imposed walls, handcuffed by government-imposed restrictions and starved for basic information technology,” he said, calling the intelligence system “destined to fail.”

Etalkinghead Staff