Bush administration says intelligence behind alert "chilling", not old
The White House says the intelligence behind the latest terror alert is "chilling" -- and not old, as critics have suggested. Press Secretary Scott McClellan says it's "wrong and quite irresponsible" to call the information outdated. He says it was updated as recently as this year. And he says al-Qaida has a history of planning attacks well in advance, then updating plans just before striking. McClellan spoke to reporters on Air Force One as President Bush flew to Texas. Officials have acknowledged that some of the documents found in Pakistan that prompted the alert are undated, and may be pre-Nine-Eleven.