WHAT'S DIFFERENT NOW?
The fact that there were some warnings about the 9/11 attacks is not completely surprising, and neither has the reaction from the Bush White House -- the watrnings were vague, there wasn't much new information, etc.
What I'm not seeing is any demonstration that a similar warning would be handled differently now. I thought Tom Ridge's job was to coordinate the FBI, CIA, Secret Service, and local law enforcement so that the information gets to the right people. Why isn't he on the Sunday morning talks shows instead of Dick Cheney and Condi Rice? Tell us how the flow of information works now.
I'm a lot more interested in how such tips are being handled now than how they were handled nine months ago.