MA, thats a great article.
I do think that its a bit misleading by claiming "Bush knew of 9/11" though. The reason I say that is because one can draw a few mis-conclusions
from what you are implying.
To say "Bush knew" is implying what?
1) He knew that Osama or some terrorist group was going to attack the US, targeting the World Trade Towers with aircraft, on 9/11.
2) He knew that there was a potential for an attack, not knowing the date nor time of such an event, but that a terrorist attack could potentially
involve the use of aircraft, targeting skyscrapers and such.
3) Being the WTC Towers had been of target before, the potential was still there that they would be of target again and that Bush knew, again, the
exact time and date.
4) Bush "knew" meaning that he was briefed that the potential of terrorist attacks against the WTC and other such potential targets, by the use of
aircraft, was a very plausiable scenerio.
Yes, I agree, Bush knew.......
But Bush knew doesn't imply that he knew the time or date.....he only knew of the potential for.
I think that you or I or anyone else had as much foreknowledge or reason to anticipate the attack as anyone in the FBI or CIA. I see it as being that
you or I or anyone else (ie: CIA, FBI, etc.) were just as blameworthy as Bush for failing to put two and two together, and figure out or conclude that
the terrorist group(s) or Osama might carry out the 9/11 attacks or even an attack on that date and time. I think we all were just as naive as Bush
was and to just 'single' him out is unfounded and unfair.
Everyone in government, from the Clinton Administration to the Bush Administration is at fault; from the CIA and FBI. Knowledge of the potential for
such an occurance or event was present in 1998 as it was when the 9/11 attacks happened.
Yes, an investigation should be undertaken as to "What really happened" but to blame and then claim Bush knew full well, implying that he knew
"exactly when and how" this attack would happen is a little skewed if not unfounded. The potential for this occurance was always there.....the
time, place, and date was unknown.