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US was 'unprotected' on 9/11

The head of the CIA has told the 9/11 commission that the US was “in effect, unprotected” when it was attacked. George Tenet said systemic problems in the intelligence community had left the country vulnerable to the attacks which killed nearly 3,000 people. The problems would take five years to fix, he told the bipartisan commission investigating the 2001 attacks. He also said he did not speak to George Bush in the month before the attacks, when Mr Bush was on holiday in Texas. “He’s in Texas and I’m either here [in Washington] or on leave for some of that time,” Mr Tenet said in response to a question from commissioner Tim Roemer. “In this time period, I’m not talking to him, no.” Full Story

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