Thursday, July 10

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The report on September 11th will be out within a month. It won't be pretty.

A source familiar with the investigation, speaking on condition of anonymity, said two "sensitive areas" of the public report are especially likely to make headlines.

One section provides new information on ties between the Saudi royal family, government officials and terrorists. The FBI may have mishandled an investigation into how two of the Sept. 11 hijackers received aid from Saudi groups and individuals.

John Lehman, a member of the separate and independent National Commission on Terrorist Attacks, said at a hearing Wednesday: "There's little doubt that much of the funding of terrorist groups — whether intentional or unintentional — is coming from Saudi sources."

The other section is a narrative of intelligence warnings, some of them ignored or not shared with other agencies, before the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

The report will show that top Bush administration officials were warned in the summer of 2001 that the al-Qaida terrorist network had plans to hijack aircraft and launch a "spectacular attack."

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