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How Did the White House Know America was Safe on 9/12/2001?

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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

September 12, 2001

PRESS GAGGLE BY ARI FLEISCHER

The James S. Brady Briefing Room

Q: Ari, is there anything to suggest that this
might not be over?
And the extra security precautions that are being taken at airports, is the
President confident that they will screen for the type of weapons that we understand were involved in these
hijackings?

MR. FLEISCHER: Well, I think the Department of Transportation will give you specific
information about their beefed-up safety operations. But, you know, there is just no question this was a
well-coordinated, planned attack that was executed yesterday morning. And we believe that the
perpetrators have executed their plan and, therefore, the risks are significantly reduced
.