Bush's Initial Reaction To The News on 9/11 Was Perfect

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    You all know my position(s) on Georgie Boy, so you can take what I just stated more seriously.

    I don't know if you guys have been or even knew about the specials that The History Channel has been playing all weekend, since about Thursday night concerning that day, but I taped them all and just one earlier and am watching another one that's 2 hours now entitlled "9/11 State of Emergency" it features Interviews with Condoleeza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, Richard Myers and Andrew Card discussing Sept. 11, 2001.

    Well, about 15 mins ago I just saw some footage I haven't seen before of when and how GW got the news in the school and his guy giving him the news and him telling us exactly what he said and why he said it. He said "We're under attack", he then explained that he wanted to be as clear as possible, as concise as possible, didn't want Bush to have to ask any questions, as they were in front of kids and the press and didn't want to cause any necessary fear. They kept the camera running, so you saw the ENTIRE footage of how it went down.

    I have to say...Bush handled it PERFECTLY. They even showed his face up close, you could see his facial concern, ever so slightly, but he was trying to keep his cool, for the kids...you could see all that from his expression. On top of that, shortly after reading and getting up, some AHOLES from the Press started asking him if he heard about the 2nd plane hitting the building in NYC, and Bush replied "We'll talk about that later." Again...perfectly.

    I have to say.

    That he handled well, dare I say perfectly. The RESPONSE to the attacks on that day, however...not so much.
     
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    this is worthy of a thread?

    I have bashed Bush as much as anybody alive. Trust me on that.

    But looking back on it Bush's response seems to have been absolutely on cue. Considering that his admin was likely complicit in allowing the attack to occur for political reasons.
     
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    It was perfect. Rather than create a panic by running out the door. He finished what he was doing and awaited more information.

    It's what most real leaders do.
     
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    Enough said.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkiHWjX1yX0]YouTube - 9/11: George Bush Jr at the trade center, 9/14/2001.[/ame]
     
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    9-11 documentaries will be playing until 4am today. I have like 6 taped varying from 1 to 2 hours to watch still. Live footage, real stories, intimate interviews with survivors, authorities, decicion makers. Heroic tellings of those who led...and died...those who made it. Riveting stuff.
     
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    Indeed, I was watching the Nat Geo one, it was pretty sad.. but you feel lucky knowing that there are people who put on the Uniform whether it's Military, Police, Medic or Firefighters who would sacrifice themselves to save their people.
     
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    2 key things here...

    01. His Admin
    02. Likely

    The first, does not implicate Bush himself
    The second says you have no proof.

    If you have some evidence of your suggestion, please provide it.

    I believe Bush took advantage of a situation to advance his war mongering plans and totally botched the war. which should have never been waged in the first place. Lots of other legitimate things to totally bash that bastard to hell with, but his response to the news....was perfect.

    I have to admit.
     
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    I have to say it is nice to finally hear, or read rather, someone say that about the scene in the classroom. Up until now I have only seen and heard people criticize Bush for remaining there for those seven or eight minutes after Card whispered in his ear. While I have mixed feelings about Bush and his eight years in office, I often wondered what those who complained about those moments expected him to do in front of a classroom of second graders. I too believe he handled it in the best way possible.

    Kudos to you, Marc, and thank you for brining up this topic.
     
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    Just like conducting bible study, one must not come with one's own pre-conceived notions and then work your way back and/or tie things not there to it. One should simply take in what the facts dictate and accept it as truth.

    I've always been one to bash Bush's reaction...dunno why, I guess its due to my severe dislike of him. That was reactionary. But watching that documentary earlier and seeing ALL the footage, I have to see it for what it was, especially after hearing Card's account while watching the footage.

    As a leader, one has to always maintain an auro of control, even when you know you don't have control and/or are unsure what to do. I remember back in boarding school, our Sr. class trip was a mission trip to Belize. We built a church, had a medical team and a dental team, I chose to be on the dental team. The dentist told us that all we will be doing is pulling teeth, and he told us that the ONLY rule to remember is not to say something like "uh oh" when something unexpected happens, like the teeth totally breaking apart while attempting to pull it, which was common to happen as the people;'s teeth were so brittle. So yes, I understand that those in positions of authority and/or great trust must always PROJECT an attitude of being in control, often time just being calm in the face of chaos does a great deal to that effect.

    George did that well. There's no two ways about it.
     
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    i think Bush did the only thing he really could have in the aftermath of the event
     
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