According to Condi Rice, bushie boy had them at 'battle stations.'<quoted text>
Sure seemed like the sky was falling to most of us on September 11, 2001.
We weren't expecting it then either.
Do you not see how a failed strike in Syria could set off the trigger fingers in that region?
So your assertion that the United States wasn't ready is a lie...
... unless Condi Rice is lying.
Besides, it's her word against your opinion.