From the recently-declassified PDB (president’s daily briefing) of August 6, 2001, which was received (and, presumably, read) by President Bush while vacationing on his ranch in Crawford, Texas:
Ellipses (or “dot dot dots” for all you non-grammar geeks) indicate either a) material omitted due to extant classified status, or b) material omitted to make this memo look way more deceptively damning than it already is in its original form (which, admittedly, is pretty portentous in and of itself, but still…).
“[G]overnment…reports indicate bin Laden…was planning…a terrorist strike in the U.S. …and…maintains a support structure…in California…and…New York…for attacks.
…We have…been able to corroborate…reporting…that bin Laden wanted to hijack a U.S. aircraft…for…attacks…of…buildings in New York….[A] group of bin Laden supporters was in the U.S. planning attacks…
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You da King, Jack! Right on!
Owww: I just broke my finger typing this. I completed it using a pencil between my teeth.
To the Mattsterbator:
The items you list on your vita would lead one to believe you are a creative individual. Your responses to my posts prove otherwise. And though jean-luc claims to be an “equal-opportunity blamer,” his posts are uniformly partisan. That’s OK. It’s america. He has a right to be wrong. You have a right to be untalented. I have the right to annoy and amuse myself by visiting your site. I love you guys.