Everyone expected a follow-on attack, and our job was to stop it. We didn’t know what was coming next, but everything we did know in that autumn of 2001 looked bad. This was the world in which al-Qaeda was seeking nuclear technology, and A. Q. Khan was selling nuclear technology on the black market. We had the anthrax attack from an unknown source.The anthrax attacks - still an unsolved mystery - were after 9/11.
That's right: Cheney here admits that even he and the rest of W's minions did NOT keep us safe after 9/11!!!
p.s. ... and again: I thought W's term started on 20 Jan 2001, NOT on 12 Sep 2001.