It depends on what the definition of “is” is…

You know, it is getting really old hearing time after time that had we been told Bin Laden was going to blow up the Twin Towers we would of listened but since it was so vague, you know, we can’t be held responsible for not listening.

Tenet Recalled Warning Rice – “Rice angrily rejected those assertions yesterday, saying that it was ‘incomprehensible’ that she would have ignored such explicit intelligence from senior CIA officials and that she received no warning at the meeting of an attack within the United States.

Rice acknowledged that the White House was receiving a ‘steady stream of quite alarmist reports of potential attacks’ during that period, but said the targets were assumed to be in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Israel and Jordan.

‘What I am quite certain of, however, is that I would remember if I was told — as this account apparently says — that there was about to be an attack in the United States,’ Rice said. ‘The idea that I would somehow have ignored that I find incomprehensible.'”

See, there you have it, the old definition of “is” defense. It’s the location of the attack that mattered, “an attack within the United States”. So if you can’t give this administration a place, a time, and a list of names don’t bother to give a warning (unless it’s election time and we need to remind the voters they aren’t safe).

I don’t know if I can live with two more years of this type of bi-partisan oversight…