May 16, 2001

What did Bush know about threats to the US prior to September 11, 2001?

Bush Was Warned bin Laden Wanted to Hijack Planes
Thu May 16, 8:54 AM ET

By DAVID E. SANGER New York Times

WASHINGTON, May 15 The White House said tonight that President Bush had been warned by American intelligence agencies in early August that Osama bin Laden was seeking to hijack aircraft but that the warnings did not contemplate the possibility that the hijackers would turn the planes into guided missiles for a terrorist attack.
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