Tuesday, September 16, 2003

9/11 - many questions, few answers:

For those interested in reviewing the administration's response to 9/11, we suggest you take a look at the Philadelphia Daily News' WHY DON'T WE HAVE ANSWERS TO THESE 9/11 QUESTIONS? which lists 20 questions (link via Rittenhouse Review). We're most interested in those concerning the actions taken on 9/11 (which the first 8 address).

The story gives a link to a webpage: AN INTERESTING DAY: GEORGE BUSH JR. ON 9/11 which goes into detail about the timeline of events that day.

Why are we interested in this? Recent developments regarding the situation in Iraq and in Israel have reinforced our view that that Bush is a weak executive. It seems more and more that Cheney is really in charge (a view echoed by Gail Sheehy). Looking back on Bush's actions that morning in September - his sitting around in an elementry school classroom for 15 minutes after having been told "America is under attack" - we conclude that Bush's Primary Directive was (and still is) 'Don't act until you've checked with the Vice President'.


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