The US administration of George W. Bush repeatedly ignored warnings by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that the September 11, 2001 terror attacks were coming, a new report has revealed. Starting in May, 2001, then CIA Director George Tenet and his deputies began warning the Bush administration about an imminent and “spectacular” attack on US soil. “It was very evident that we were going to be struck, we were gonna be struck hard and lots of Americans were going to die,” says Cofer Black, then chief of the CIA’s counterterrorism center.
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