Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Annals of National Defense.

Barton Gellman relates an anecdote from the start of Ron Suskind's new book, One Percent Doctrine:
[A]n unnamed CIA briefer . . . flew to Bush's Texas ranch during the scary summer of 2001, amid a flurry of reports of a pending al-Qaeda attack, to call the president's attention personally to the now-famous Aug. 6, 2001, memo titled "Bin Ladin Determined to Strike in US." Bush reportedly heard the briefer out and replied: "All right. You've covered your ass, now."
Via Brad DeLong. Suskind's last book is indispensable for understanding the Bush administration.

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