Condoleezza Rice was an expert on the Soviet Union at Stanford when she was invited to become President Bush's National Security Adviser. She has been faulted for massive failures on terrorist threats starting at the inauguration of President Bush, and continuing to the day of 9/11 and beyond to the present day.

Richard Clarke has documented his attempts to get a meeting with Rice on the Al Qaeda threat, on which essentially nothing was done until the week before the 9/11 attack.

They knew, but did nothing

David Kay, the veteran American weapons inspector sent to Iraq by the Bush Administration in 2003 to search for weapons of mass destruction, passed word to the 9/11 commission that he believed Rice was the "worst national security adviser" in the history of the job.

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