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The fictional Sherlock Holmes solved the crime in "Silver Blaze" deducing that it is the owner of the house who is the criminal. How does he know? Because the dog did not bark. The only criminal who could could carry out the crime and not arouse the dog was a criminal the dog already knew as a friend, the dog's owner.
Hijacked aircraft were wandering across the eastern half of the country. In theory nobody could have known how many there are or if more planes were not in the process of being hijacked. How could they? Two of the planes had crashed into the World Trade Center. There is an airport only four miles from Booker Elementary School, and Bush's presence at the school was known to the public 24 hours in advance. Nobody would have assumed he was not a target.
And yet the President's Secret Service Detail did not rush in and remove the President to a secure location, or at least to the safety of the armored Presidential Limousine. That's their job. That's what they do in the case of a real surprise attack with so many unknowns. They don't do anything else.
But the President's Secret Service Detail did nothing. The dog did not bark.
If you check the flight status for 9/11 you will see that all flights were cancelled for 2 hours prior to the Pres' visit. There is a 25 mile no-fly zone around the President at ALL Times when not excorted by military jets so they had to cancel flights because of the airport's close proximity. This has been standard security procedure since since 1999.
Originally posted by cccchunt
You guys have TOO much time on your hands to just sit around and pray to your GOD Michael Moore!!!!
Has it ever crossed your mind that there are a couple of reasons this information was handled with utmost care???
1. You don't freak out in front of kids - Period. End of story.
2. As the President, you are expected to act in a manner of control and dignity at all times.
There are also some other reasons to not feel that the President was in any immediate danger. You need to check your facts about the airport in Sarasota. If you check the flight status for 9/11 you will see that all flights were canceled for 2 hours prior to the Pres' visit. There is a 25 mile no-fly zone around the President at ALL Times when not escorted by military jets so they had to cancel flights because of the airport's close proximity. This has been standard security procedure since since 1999. They would immediately know if someone crossed that line and be able to get out.
Do you really think President Bush would have solved the whole thing by dropping to his knees and crying in front of the children??? What did you expect him to do?? Obviously there was something awful in the world going on but the Pres. is smart enough to know what he can control and what he cannot.
Michael Moore is very good at telling only half the truth. He is an entertainer, that's all!!! So, just like any other entertainer he is pretty much politically inept.
Originally posted by cccchunt
Ah, the youth of America. Someday they’ll be in charge. Luckily I’ll have Alzheimer’s by then.
Originally posted by Jamuhn
First of all, the point was not about how Bush carried himself in front of the kids. The point is that the Secret Service didn't think Bush was in a danger to be removed from the school.
Originally posted by browha
Was he evacuated after the first plane hit?
I can understand if they didnt evacuate after the first one hit, it seems an unrelated incident, we only know it's a terrorist attack with hindsight. They might have thought it was just a plane getting lost and crashing, or they may not have had very good details at the time or something.. Consider that
Originally posted by Sauron
From what I’ve read when Bush took off in Air Force One he was without Fighter escort, I think, if I remember correctly for up to an hour, and this also is not the norm.
[edit on 3-7-2004 by Sauron]