[font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif][font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]would george w. bush have been reelected president if the public understood how much responsibility his administration bears for allowing the 9/11 attacks to succeed?
[font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]the answer is unknowable and, at this date, moot. yet it was appalling to learn last week that the white house suppressed until after the election a damning report that exposes the administration as woefully incompetent if not criminally negligent. belatedly declassified excerpts from still-secret sections of the 9/11 commission report, which focus on the failure of the federal aviation administration to heed multiple warnings that al qaeda terrorists were planning to hijack planes as suicide weapons, make clear that this tragedy could have been avoided.
[font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]for the last three years, administration apologists have tried to make the faa the scapegoat for the 9/11 attacks. but it is the president who ultimately is responsible for national security, not a defanged agency that is beholden to the industry it allegedly monitors.
Feb 17, '05
Well, nobody learned the lessons from the World Trade bombing in the early 90's. Nobody heed the imformations gathered from terrorists, associated with Ramsey Youseff, captured in Manila, Phils about the plan to hijack planes and use it as missiles. Nobody thought this could happen. From the first days when Bush came to the White House the immediate concern was on how to deal with Iraq. NObody thought about Al-Qaeda and for that nearly 3000 lives were lost.
Last edit by Rep on Feb 17, '05