FORT HOOD, Texas – President Bush said Sunday he was satisfied before Sept. 11, 2001, that federal agents were on top of the terrorist threat when he read a briefing memo on Usama Bin Laden's (search) intention to strike inside the United States.
"I wanted to know whether there was anything, any actionable intelligence," Bush said, and when he read the memo of Aug. 6, 2001, "I was satisfied that some of the matters were being looked into."
In his first comments since Saturday's release of the presidential daily brief, Bush said the document contained "nothing about an attack on America."
Bush said if there had been any specific intelligence pointing to threats of attacks on New York and Washington, "I would have moved mountains" to prevent it.
The president spoke as he left a military chapel and headed to a hospital to meet with wounded soldiers who recently returned from Iraq.