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Britain accused of 9/11 blunder

British intelligence about a terrorist suspect arrested in the US in 2001 could have helped disrupt the September 11 plot, but an urgent request for information was treated as a low priority in London, a commission of inquiry found yesterday. The finding marked the first time that Britain has been drawn into hearings by Washington’s September 11 commission, and came on a day when the FBI and attorney general, John Ashcroft, also came under blistering attack for their alleged failure to take the al-Qaida threat seriously enough. A report by the commission staff published last night said that the FBI tried to find out as much as possible about a French citizen, Zacarias Moussaoui, who was arrested on August 16 as he was learning how to fly a jumbo jet on a flight simulator.Full Story

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