New video: Bush on 9/11, during the WTC attacks
A much longer chunk of video of Bush remaining in the Florida classroom for several minutes after being informed of the second WTC impact has surfaced.
In the first few seconds of the video, Bush is informed by Chief of Staff Andrew Card that "A second plane hit the second tower. America is under attack."
And the guy just sits there. For five... solid... minutes.
The White House admits that Bush fully understood what was happening. So keep this in mind while watching: in New York, as these long, precious minutes slowly tick by, people are burning horribly, people are jumping 100 stories to their deaths, and more planes are very likely headed for other targets (the Pentagon, for example, as it turned out).
Bush sits complacently, doing nothing.
Fighter planes desperately need scrambling. The Pentagon not yet been hit. This is a grave national emergency.
And while you watch, remember that morning. Remember where you were, how instantly you wanted to help, and how desperately you would have leapt to action given any opportunity to defend this country.
When the footage ends, he's still not moving, although we can hear the press being told the photo-op is over. Eyewitness accounts indicate that he continued to do virtually nothing for at least another several minutes.
This man is still fighting tooth-and-nail to suppress a full public disclosure of exactly what happened that day.
kingfarissbcglobal.net - 6-26-03