posted on May, 7 2004 @ 12:34 AM
I actually saw this interview...
and looked for it again
excerpt from 'MEET THE PRESS': Concering 911
"MR. RUSSERT: What's the most important decision you think he(Bush) made during the course of the day?
"VICE PRES. CHENEY: Well, the--I suppose the toughest decision was this question of whether or not we would intercept incoming commercial aircraft.
"MR. RUSSERT: And you decided?
"VICE PRES. CHENEY: We decided to do it. We'd, in effect, put a flying combat air patrol up over the city; F-16s with an AWACS, which is an airborne
radar system, and tanker support so they could stay up a long time...
"It doesn't do any good to put up a combat air patrol if you don't give them instructions to act, if, in fact, they feel it's appropriate.
"MR. RUSSERT: So if the United States government became aware that a hijacked commercial airline[r] was destined for the White House or the Capitol,
we would take the plane down?
"VICE PRES. CHENEY: Yes. The president made the decision...that if the plane would not divert...as a last resort, our pilots were authorized to take
them out. Now, people say, you know, that's a horrendous decision to make. Well, it is. You've got an airplane full of American citizens, civilians,
captured by...terrorists, headed and are you going to, in fact, shoot it down, obviously, and kill all those Americans on board?
"...It's a presidential-level decision, and the president made, I think, exactly the right call in this case, to say, "I wished we'd had combat
air patrol up over New York."
--NBC, 'Meet the Press' 16 September 2001 (1)
The link above says Rumsfeld changed how this decision is made ? In June 01 ? But Nobody told Cheney?
"1) Determine whether or not the assistance needed is reasonably available from police or commercial sources. If not, the DDO, NMCC, will notify the
appropriate unified command or NORAD to determine if suitable assets are available and will forward the request to the Secretary of Defense for
approval in accordance with DODD 3025.15, paragraph D.7 (reference d)."
Seems to contradict Cheney's view of how things are run. Rumsfeld should have known within the first 20 minutes that not one but three or four planes
were diverted from course and not responding.
Who is willing to step forward and make well planned thoughtout decisions in this administration ?
Who's leading the USA ?
That seems to me to be the heart of the conspiracy...
A whole admin of seasoned politcal military industrial politicians, a terrible tragedy an NO ONE is responsible.
Except Bill Clinton did it.
And now Rumsfeld and Bush Co. are looking for someone to blame another mishap on and mysteriously its no ones fault, nobody knew. But this "abuse
issue" is an old story. Came out in February or December depending on who you believe. Rumsfeld no lawyer but he thinks its not TORTURE just
Bush meanwhile is like the Fonz on Happy Days trying to say "I'm sowwweueh ah its jus"
" I'm ah sorwah" "I'm Sorr...eh ahhh"
Maybe the Iraq item is a little off topic. Sorry.