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The August 6 Presidential Daily Briefing

I wrote this a couple of years ago about the importance of the August 6th PDB. I still like it.  No other document, in my opinion, reveals how clueless the Bush administration truly was prior to 9/11. This document is little over a page long, yet it holds some alarming information. First, read the memo. Now, re-read the memo and imagine that you are the President of the United States in August 2001. You are responsible for the well being of over 275 million people. Secondly, focus on the title – Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US. Now, in August

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What's going on: News Round up

Monday’s News: Remember the story about Al Qaeda members who were associated with the USS Cole bombing that were walking around free in Yemeni. Well, a Yemeni judge has picked up Jaber Elbaneh and thrown him in jail. I’m not sure what that means or how long he will stay there, but this is a good first step (seven years too late. ) Dick Morris, who regularly appears on Fox “News,” wrote an incoherent piece in the Washington Post yesterday. I’m still trying to deconstruct it. I think he is trying to say that Senator Barack Obama is ahead of Senator

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What Happened to the USS Cole Investigation?

When I read this, I couldn’t believe it. I thought that the guys who plotted the attack on the USS Cole were caught, sentenced, and now behind bars. I guess I missed something. Some of those who were caught were thrown in jail only to be later released. So, what kind of cooperation are we getting from the Yemeni government? The bad kind, I guess. This is why I don’t believe that we are truly waging a war on terror. We should do what is necessary to protect our citizens. I know that the Israeli government would take out these suspects

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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