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Tuesday, September 14, 2004

If this isn't alarming, I don't know what is

From Revoke Bush's free pass on 9/11:
"Although the Clinton and Bush administrations acted rather similarly to the threats posed by al Qaeda, the two administrations acted under radically different circumstances. Only the Bush administration faced the increasing terrorist "chatter" [P. 259] of the summer of 2001 with coincident warnings that, in the specific words of the famous Presidential Daily Brief of August 6, 2001 [Pp. 261-2], "Bin Ladin [is] Determined To Strike in U. S.," "Al-Qu'ida members . . . have resided in . . . the U. S. for years," and "Bin Ladin wanted to hijack a U. S. aircraft." President Bush reacted to the briefing by remaining on vacation in Texas for most of the rest of August, asking no follow-up actions of any of his appointees [260] who might have done something to prevent a hijack."

You read this correctly: Bush responded to a terror memo by going on vacation. Maybe Michael Moore wasn't so far off the mark after all. There is no War on Terror. It is a ploy to keep Bush in office in the midst of disaster.

This section of the report also brings to mind a pre-9/11 documentary on MSNBC claiming that we had over 300 known al-Qaeda cells in the U.S. alone. How do you think the hijackers got their information? Why didn't Bush work to stop this problem before we were attacked? It's about time he gave us some answers.