Presidential candidate Donald Trump takes off his political gloves and directly blames the Bush administration for failing to prevent 9/11, saying that CIA director George Tenet warned that "an attack was coming" and President Bush ignored his warnings.
"If he would have qualified by saying: 'after the attacks of 9/11,' but he didn't do that. How can you say we were safe when we just had the worst attack in the history of our country?"
"They knew an attack was coming. George Tenet, the CIA director, knew in advance there was going to be an attack, and he said so to the president, and he said so to everyone else who would listen," Trump said. "That came out."
DONALD TRUMP: I would have had a much tougher visa program -- the visas were way too easy.
They knew an attack was coming. George Tenet, the CIA director, knew in advance there was going to be an attack, and he said so to the president, and he said so to everyone else who would listen. That came out.
The other thing is, the FBI, the NSC [National Security Council/NSA] and the CIA were not talking to each other, and they weren't talking because they didn't like each other, they had a lot of problems getting along, and that is leadership, getting your three main agencies to talk to each other.
They had information that could have been corrolated, it would have been very helpful, as President Truman says, the buck stops here...
Say what you want, but then we went out and attacked the wrong country, Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction, we destabilized the middle east... the middle east is a mess right now because we destabilized Iraq.