17.May 2002 Bush Is Lying A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
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Bush is lying.
It's that simple.
in an effort
to stop his presidency
hemorrhaging its credibility,
Bush took to the podium
to gamely defend his lack of action
on behalf of the American people
prior to September 11th.
According to CNN,
"Weighing in on a furor over
what the government knew
potential terrorist attacks
before September 11,
criticized the "second-guessing"
he had no clear indication beforehand
that terrorists would hijack jets
and deliberately crash them."
Bush was echoing
the hollow excuse offered
by Ari Fleischer,
"The president did not receive information
the use of airplanes as missiles
by suicide bombers.
This was a new type of attack
There's only one thing wrong
The White House and Bush
were well aware
of the potential use of hijacked suicide missiles.
When Bush attended a G-8 conference in Italy
"U.S. and Italian officials were warned
that Islamic terrorists might attempt to kill President Bush
and other leaders
by crashing an airliner
into the Genoa summit of industrialized nations,
Italian officials took the reports seriously enough
to prompt extraordinary precautions
during the July summit
of the Group of 8 nations,
including closing the airspace over Genoa
and stationing antiaircraft guns
at the city's airport.
But a U.S. official said that
American counter-terrorism experts
considered the warning "unsubstantiated."
In either case,
the reports suggest that
that terrorists might
use a hijacked airplane as a suicide weapon --
as they did Sept. 11
in attacks on the
World Trade Center and the
of the Bush lie
in a 1999
"Exactly two years before the Sept. 11 attacks,
a federal report warned the executive branch
that Osama bin Laden's terrorists might hijack an airliner
and dive bomb it into the Pentagon
or other government building.
belonging to al-Qaida's Martyrdom Battalion
could crash-land an aircraft
packed with high explosives
into the Pentagon,
the headquarters of the
Central Intelligence Agency, or
the White House,"
the September 1999 report
"Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism:
Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why?,"
described the suicide hijacking
as one of several possible retribution attacks
al-Qaida might seek for the
U.S. airstrike against
bin Laden's camps in Afghanistan"
is deceiving the
but the above two items offer an open and shut case.
You won't see the mainstream press calling Bush a liar,
but we will,
We love our country dearly
-- and the man in the White House
is playing us for a fool.
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