What Did john kerry Do On 9/11?

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    What Did John Kerry Do On 9/11?
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    8/15/2004



    We continue to be amazed at how political leaders are reading
    off the Michael Moore playbook as outlined in is movie,
    "Fahrenheit 9/11." It further emphasizes the importance of
    Grassfire's new publication, "Michael Moore’s Misleads."

    For example, Moore goes to great lengths in an attempt to show
    that President Bush didn't know what to do when he first found
    out that America was under attack on 9/11. Moore shows footage
    of the President sitting in a Florida classroom for seven
    minutes after an aid told him about the World Trade Center
    attacks. Moore makes the President look incompetent and
    confused.

    It's a Moore mislead. Moore manipulated the video footage and
    ignored the facts. We expose Moore's tactics in our pamphlet.
    It's Mislead #6.

    + + Kerry attacks Bush for the 7-minute delay

    A few days ago, Sen. John Kerry read from the Moore playbook
    in criticizing President Bush for the supposed 7-minute delay.
    Here is what Kerry said:

    Had I been reading to children and had my top aide
    whispered in my ear, 'America is under attack,' I would have
    told those kids very politely and nicely that the President of
    the United States had something that he needed to attend
    to -- and I would have attended to it.

    + + What Did Kerry Actually Do On 9/11?

    Before we go on, we want to state that we disagree with Michael
    Moore's analysis of the supposed "7-minute delay." We also
    disagree with leaders like Sen. Kerry making this an issue.
    Events were unfolding quickly and there was much confusion
    in those first moments.

    That said, it is important to point out the hypocrisy of
    Sen. Kerry by looking at what Kerry himself did at that
    same moment in time.

    Here is Sen. Kerry's explanation of what he was doing when
    the first attacks came (see link below to the full transcript):

    KERRY: I was in the Capitol. We'd just had a meeting --
    we'd just come into a leadership meeting in Tom Daschle's
    office, looking out at the Capitol. And as I came in, Barbara
    Boxer and Harry Reid were standing there, and we watched
    the second plane come in to the building. And we shortly
    thereafter sat down at the table and then we just realized
    nobody could think, and then boom, right behind us, we saw
    the cloud of explosion at the Pentagon. And then word came
    from the White House, they were evacuating, and we were to
    evacuate, and so we immediately began the evacuation.

    + + Kerry: "Nobody Could Think"

    For the record, it was about 40 minutes between the when the
    second tower was hit and when the Pentagon was hit. For 40
    minutes, Sen. John Kerry, a sitting member of the Senate
    Intelligence Committee, sat in a room with Senate Leader
    Tom Daschle.

    In Kerry's own words, "nobody could think."

    Sen. Kerry sat in a very vulnerable place on Capitol Hill for
    40 minutes after the second tower was hit. What did he mean when
    he said, "nobody could think"? Perhaps the chaos and confusion
    of the moment meant that a group of top leaders in the Senate
    really did not know what to do! So they sat in a vulnerable
    Senate office, exposed to attack. Apparently, Kerry and others
    did not yet realize that America was at war.

    When did Kerry know America was at war?

    Again, in Sen. Kerry's own words:

    And as we went out of the building, my immediate feeling
    was, we're at war. I mean, that was the sense, that we are
    under attack. People are attacking the United States of
    America and we needed to respond.

    So, more than 45 minutes after the second tower was hit, as
    Sen. Kerry was evacuating the Capitol, his "immediate feeling"
    was that America was "at war." In his own words, it took
    Sen. Kerry 45 minutes to come to this conclusion.


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    Don't you know the difference,rider? See when Kerry wans't president,he wasn't able to think,but when he becomes prsident he magically will be able too. It is ridiculous for Kerry or anyone else to judge what anyone would do in that situation. Why is this suddenly being talked about so much? Could it be election year horsecrap?
     
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    That is a great website and article!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Not to mention the systemic break down in communication was completley out of the Presidents hands in those minutes after the planes hit......So it's really a mute point. Everything that could have been done in those moments was being done.........
     
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    Exactly. This is nothing more than an attempt to convince voters that BUsh cannot react to catastrophies in a timely manner,that he isn't a quick enough thinker. If this is the best the Dems can do,it's a pretty weak argument. What exactly could he have done in those 7 minutes to make some kind of difference-nothing. Kerry has allready made a fool of himself with what he has stated his reaction was. Not that we all weren't stunned,but when you pick on someone for doing something,you better make damn sure you haven't done it yourself!
     
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    Personally, I think Bush did the right thing.

    However, I'm just curious why 7 minutes was too long for him to continue speaking with children after learning that a plane or two hit the world trade center and yet, 12 years went by before he bombed Iraq and that, apparently, was just too damn short a time period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Gimme a break. And make it John Kerry's jawbone.
     
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    I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing on 9/11. I was working at the Supermax Prison in Boscobel, Wisconsin. Someone had a TV on and people were watching the first tower burn, and were still trying to figure out if it was intentional or not, when the second plane flew into the second tower. We all saw that in real time as it happened. Then we all knew some dirty bastards were doing it on purpose. We then heard about the Pentagon, and the other plane that crashed where the BRAVE passengers tried to take it back.

    I can tell that as I watched what was happening, I was full of all sorts of emotion, but most of all, DISBELIEF. There had to be a dozen of us standing there watching the TV not really knowing what to say or do. It was hard to comprehend.

    Had "I" been the President... I'm sure the first thing I'd have done is SHIT MY PANTS! Maybe that's what GW did. Who cares. All I know is that after the brief period in question, that man stepped up to the plate like no other. He pulled America through that catastrophe with his outstanding leadership, and he hasn't backed off yet.

    I have total respect for President Bush. He's been tried and proven under fire of the worst sort, and proven himself to be a strong leader in those dark times. And THAT is why I'm voting for him in November. We need someone like him right now, and for some time to come with this rotten war on terror. We need someone tough. Not a liberal appeaser pussy like johnny, lets talk to the terrorists, kerry.
     
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    I remember where i was during 911 too. I had decided that i would actually cut myself off from civilization for the morning and study so when i actually did communicate people and everyone was talking about it, i was like woah no way. So yeah disbelief. i mean i continued on with my classes that day, didnt get much more studying done though but wow that was unique day.
     
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    If that's the best you can do, just roll over and play dead.
     
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    If that's the best rebuttal you can muster, just re-enroll in high school again.
     

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