Logically, one of the following two propositions must be true:
1. A President, confronted with the warning in the August 6 Presidential Daily Briefing that Bin Laden was “determined to strike in U.S.” coming on top of an earlier briefing from the CIA that predicted a terrorist strike by Osama bin Laden “in the coming weeks” which “will be spectacular and designed to inflict mass casualties against U.S. facilities or interests,” and further said that “Attack preparations have been made. Attack will occur with little or no warning,” ought to do nothing about it except to spend the next month on vacation and address the nation about the threat posed by stem cell research.
2. President Bush, confronted with those warnings, did less than he should have done.
I can’t really think of a third alternative.