This article caught my eye in my news feed today. After today’s tragic attacks in France, it seems even more apropos to look at it.
Of course, the conventional wisdom is to blame George W. Bush and his administration for not heeding advance warnings of the 9/11 attacks.
They may be right. Hindsight is 20/20, after all.
But I just wonder…
In the face of determined terrorists what can be done.
Here is the headline from @Slate: France Was Already on High Alert Before Friday’s Attack
I certainly don’t have all the answers, maybe not even a couple. But if this latest attack was pulled off with the French on high alert, I tend to be a little easier on the Bush administration for ignoring intelligence that an attack was going to happen without any hard intelligence on what was going to happen.
What exactly could have been done? The terrorists were already here. No flags were raised. Taking the attack to Al Qaeda sooner would have helped how?
There were other interesting notes in the article. Like enhanced interrogation techniques. Worth the read even if you disagree with what they write.