Thursday, September 11, 2008

blood on his hands

I've been awake since early this morning watching the MSNBC "rebroadcast" of the coverage of that horrible morning seven years ago. They have dramatically sanitized what went out in realtime that day, only showing long shots of the towers as they burned and collapsed and editing out all of the close-ups of the buildings showing people whose time was rapidly running out waving sheets and towels to try to attract rescue, and those who had to make a conscious decision as to how they were to die jumping from windows to escape the inferno that was roasting them alive. They showed the press conference Bush gave that morning from the school at which he was attending ceremonies.

In the middle of the coverage, MSNBC cut to today's appearance by the worst president in history at the Pentagon, giving his standard platitudes about the event.

I've never been any kind of a 9/11 conspiracist, but today, as I watched this preening little sociopath with no real accomplishments in his life, it struck me that as he stood there seven years ago, expressing puzzlement as he vowed to get whoever it was that engineered this catastrophe, that slightly over thirty days earlier, his vacation in Texas had been interrupted with a memo entitled "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US" which, after he read, he sarcastically told an aide that the aide had "covered his ass" and then went out to play golf.

"Watch this drive."

He knew. He had been warned. This attack had been forecast with hideous accuracy. Bin Laden, hijacked airliners flown into large buildings, New York City, it was all there.

He knew this was coming and he let it happen.

He knew this was coming and he let it happen.


He let it happen.

2 Comments:

Blogger Enshoku said...

As far as travesties go, reading accounts of Hiroshima survivors significantly dwarfs 9/11. Do you have a link that you could pass on as to whether or not he did know about Bin Laden's plans?

3:08 PM  
Blogger Milo Johnson said...

Did I make a comparison? And the August 8th, 2001 Presidential Daily Briefing IS the link.

3:13 PM  

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