According to Time magazine, a detailed assessment of Osama Bin Laden's network, and how to combat it, was presented to the current National Security Adviser, Condoleezza Rice, in January 2001.
It was only approved on 4 September, just a week before the attacks on New York and the Pentagon, the magazine reported
Is anybody going to point out that damn near EVERYBODY (it seems like it!) in the freaking United States believed that "Naw, we will never get attacked. Yer paranoid!"
Now it's the liberals who are bellyaching about Bush's "incompetance". They are at best "useful idiots"...nothing more.