Over at the New York Times, I found the following:
"We will continue to work with you on homeland security," Mr. Bush told the city executives. "My 2005 budget has got $30 billion in there for homeland security. That's three times the amount spent prior to Sept. 11." -President Bush
Well OK. There was no homeland security department or plan ( that I know of) prior to Sept 11, 2001. Or was there? Perhaps he meant the National Guard.
How about this one?
Do you realize, prior to Sept. 11, 2001, the C.I.A. could not pass information to the F.B.I. or vice versa?"
Yes I do. And the legal reason for that was to protect US citizens from the espionage arm of the government. But, as usual only if you are the victim of such actions would you know these things. If you are a go with the flow Joe, these things would probably be new to you. Though this may have shocked President Bush, the real man running the show, Cheney, knew this already, as well as Daddy Bush. It is a sad case where the President of the United States says such a thing as if it is new news.
The rest of the article recounts Bush's claim that the war on Terror is not over and that the enemy still lurks. Their must be a bunch of suckers holding US passports 'cause there is always danger lurking. But perpetual war is good business...for business.