Did Condi Lie To The 9/11 Commission?
Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice’s testimony to the 9/11 Commission has come under scrutiny in light of recently declassified sections of the report. Rice, then the National Security Advisor to the President, told the 9/11 Commission that “I don’t think anybody could have predicted that they would try to use an airplane as a missile.”
However, Rice’s testimony, which eerily resembled the President’s recent false claim that nobody could have imagined the levees breaking in New Orleans, has come into question due to newly declassified sections of the 9/11 report. The information reveals that the Federal Aviation Administration was warned as far back as 1998 that Al Qaeda could “seek to hijack a commercial jet and slam it into a US landmark.” Additionally, further declassified sections show that two of the three airports used by hijackers had suffered repeated security lapses, and that officials were aware of the lapses months before the September 11th attacks.