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You don't think the kids, school employees, parents, and everybody else there would've had a "wtf?" moment if he had popped up and darted out of the school right after Ari whispered in his ear?
they'd be saying that "Bush knew he was a possible target so he left without saying anything to anyone - because he's happy for a school full of children to be hit by a terrorist attack just as long as he keeps himself safe.
originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: intrptr
Was he in New York? I thought the school was in Florida?
originally posted by: Revolution9
a reply to: Shadow Herder
To conclude, Bush looks shocked, frightened and full of dread, just like other American on that day.
As POTUS he should have taken the reigns as a true leader, not just looked like any other American on that day. Cheney was pulling the puppet strings behind the scenes…
Flight 93 was still in the air after the Bush authorization, and fighters were given orders to shoot it down if necessary. [ABC News, 9/11/02] NORAD knew at 9:16 a.m. that Flight 93 was hijacked [NORAD, 9/18/01], but supposedly fighters weren’t scrambled until minutes before it crashed at 10:06 a.m.
Shoot Down Authorized—Too Latewww.globalresearch.ca...
Once he was airborne, Bush talked to Cheney again and Cheney recommended that Bush “order our aircraft to shoot down these airliners that have been hijacked.” [CBS, 9/11/02] “I said, ‘You bet,’ ” Bush later recalled. “We had a little discussion, but not much.” [Newsday, 9/23/01, USA Today, 9/16/01, Washington Post, 1/27/02] However, even though only Bush had the authority to order a passenger plane shot down [CNN, 10/26/99], the order was apparently given before Bush discussed it with Cheney. One flight commander recalled, “After the Pentagon was hit, we were told there were more [airliners] coming. Not ‘might be’ ; they were coming.” A call from someone in the White House declared the Washington area “a free-fire zone,” meaning, according to one of the responding fighter pilots, “we were given authority to use force, if the situation required it.” [Aviation Week and Space Technology, 9/9/02]
Extraordinary times can demand extraordinary measures, so having someone other than Bush give this order could be understandable. But Bush was available and talking to people like Cheney after 9:30 a.m. Around this time, officials feared that as many as 11 airliners had been hijacked [CBS, 9/11/02], so why weren’t Bush and Cheney even considering this course of action until about 10:00 a.m.? Was Bush being kept out of the loop in reality, or only in the media reports?
Is the lateness of this discussion merely political spin to reduce speculation that Flight 93 had been shot down?
originally posted by: tsurfer2000h And yet he was out of danger where he was...as Washington was a target and the White House was too.