Canada (Hansard [Parliamentary debates], p. 1210, (2001) Ms. Alexa McDonough (Halifax, NDP): Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Prime Minister. The United States is parceling out to selective allies its evidence linking Osama bin Laden to the September 11 … Read more . . .
Bush used very careful language when implying links and connections between Osama and Saddam. So this letter is a rare find. In it he is giving Congress reasons for his pre-emptive strike against Iraq and reason number 2 is:
"to take the necessary actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001."Read more . . .
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Statement by H.E. Mr. George W. Bush President at the 56th Session of the United Nations General Assembly 10 November 2001, New York (check against delivery) Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, distinguished delegates, ladies and … Read more . . .
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http://www.number-10.gov.uk/output/page3682.asp This document [produced by the UK Government] does not purport to provide a prosecutable case against Usama Bin Laden in a court of law. Intelligence often cannot be used evidentially, due both to the strict rules of admissibility and … Read more . . .
For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary March 13, 2002 President Bush Holds Press Conference Press Conference by the President The James S. Brady Briefing Room THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon. (…) I will now be glad to answer a few questions, starting with Fournier. … Read more . . .
Note: The following White House Morning Briefing contains the following important exchange:
Q: Ari, is there anything to suggest that this might not be over? And the extra security precautions that are being taken at airports, is the President confident that they will screen for the type of weapons that we understand were involved in these hijackings?
Mr. Fleischer: Well, I think the Department of Transportation will give you specific information about their beefed-up safety operations. But, you know, there is just no question this was a well-coordinated, planned attack that was executed yesterday morning. And we believe that the perpetrators have executed their plan and, therefore, the risks are significantly reduced.
Q: How do you know that? I mean, what indications do you have and what else besides what DOT is doing, what other precautionary methods are you taking to try to ensure that nothing —
Mr. Fleischer: The reason we know this is because of the resources of the federal government are committed to learning things. And I indicated the risk is significantly reduced. Obviously, the President returned to Washington yesterday; the government is open for business today. And that is the course that we are on.
In this exchange Mr. Fleischer indicates that the President, on the base of intelligence, is convinced that no further attacks are expected. The implications of this statement clearly were recognized by the White House: This transcript was deleted from the White House webpage which includes all press conferences held at the White House. For some reasons it is still (as of 23 May 2005) present on the webpage of the Department of State. It has been mirrored here, just in case it would also be deleted from that website.
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NATO North Atlantic Council (NAC-D) Statement as Delivered by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld , Brussels, Belgium, December 18, 2001 . Source: http://www.defenselink.mil/speeches/2001/s20011218-secdef1.html (Morning Session?10:15 AM) INTRODUCTION Secretary General Robertson, ministers. When we met here six months ago, … Read more . . .
A New Kind Of War By Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, as published in The New York Times, Thursday, September 27, 2001. WASHINGTON — President Bush is rallying the nation for a war against terrorism’s attack on our … Read more . . .
FORTUNE Global Forum Remarks by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, Washington, DC, November 11, 2002 Source: http://www.defenselink.mil/speeches/2002/s20021111-secdef.html Chairman Moore and former Prime Minister Barak, Deputy Prime Minister Lee and Prince Bandar, and so many distinguished guests here this … Read more . . .
Note: In spite of the title, the following testimony also refers to the events of 9/11
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Transcript: Powell Says Campaign Against Terrorism Has Begun (Interview 9/23 on NBC’s "Meet the Press") (4830)The United States has already begun a broad campaign against theperpetrators of the September 11 terrorist attacks at the World TradeCenter and the Pentagon, and … Read more . . .
http://www.fas.org/irp/congress/2002_hr/092602mueller.html STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD FBI DIRECTOR ROBERT S. MUELLER III JOINT INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE INQUIRY INTRODUCTORY REMARKS Mr. Chairman, members of the Committee, I am pleased to appear before you today with my colleague, George Tenet, to describe … Read more . . .
U.S. Department of StateDAILY PRESS BRIEFING Richard Boucher, Spokesman Washington, DC September 24, 2001 […] QUESTION: Can you elaborate on the Secretary’s words of yesterday about this white paper, or whatever you want to call it, that might be sent to … Read more . . .