Skip to comments.What Kerry REALLY did on 9/11!!!!
Posted on 08/05/2004 6:26:40 PM PDT by The G Man
This was posted on The Corner at NRO. Thought it worth posting here:
WHAT KERRY DID [KJL]
Listen, he wasn't president on Sept. 11, and I am not questioning his reflexes or reactions, but it is worth noting what Kerry did do on Sept. 11, 2001. Here's what he told Larry King: "...And as I came in [to a meeting in Sen. Daschle's office], 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..."
Kudos to Red State for finding that. And for noting: "It should be noted that the second plane hit the World Trade Center at 9:03 a.m., and the plane hit the Pentagon at 9:43 a.m. By Kerry's own words, he and his fellow senators sat there for forty minutes, realizing 'nobody could think.'"
That is great, but admin needs to correct the title. It's Kerry.
I'll bet he hid under the table when the Pentagon was hit.
I guess he thinks nobody should ask what he was doing since he wasn't president at the time. Just a liberal U.S. senator. Good find!
What an EXCELLENT find!
Kerry-Edwards cannot be trusted with our national security.
Doing a 'Bernie Shaw'?
Nothing unusual there.
HUGE HUGE HUGE. Bush reascted in 7 minutes, Kerry took 40.
Shameless self-promo ...
KING: Where were you on 9/11?
HEINZ KERRY: You know, it's very interesting. I landed at National Airport less than 12 hours before, coming from Pennsylvania, where I was doing a prescription drugs thing -- meeting. And I came in from Pittsburgh, landed at National, and that's the last time I landed at National for quite a while.
KING: How'd you hear about it?
HEINZ KERRY: I was at home in Washington. I had just come in and I got a call...
KERRY: I think I called.
HEINZ KERRY: And they said, look at the TV. I looked at the TV and I couldn't believe it.
KING: Where were you?
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.
HEINZ KERRY: You walked out with John McCain, didn't you?
KING: You and what?
HEINZ KERRY: He and John walked out together.
KING: He and John McCain walked out -- what did you think?
Did you think...
KERRY: I knew instantaneously...
KING: Clinton said he though bin Laden.
KERRY: I knew instantaneously with the first. I'm a pilot, and I looked at the weather, and it's what we call in pilot lingo CAVU, ceiling and visibility unlimited. And I knew that that plane did not fly into that building accidentally, as people were speculating. It just doesn't happen, could not, under those circumstances. So I knew it was deliberate, whether it was suicide, whether it was something -- I couldn't tell. When the second plane hit, it was obvious to the world.
And as we went out of the building, my immediately 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.
KING: Were you scared?
KERRY: No, I wasn't scared, I was angry. I was very angry.
KING: Were you scared?
HEINZ KERRY: I was a little scared, actually. Understand, first of all, it was hard to comprehend. But, actually, I remember how I was told. My son, Christopher, had left that morning from New York, and he lived nearby -- at 6:00 in the morning to go to a meeting in Carolina, somewhere. And when he landed -- when he got off the plane, he called me.
He said -- he was in the airport. He said, mom, mom, look. And several of his friends from college lived and worked around the American Express, and he got panicked, because his friends were being killed.
KING: We're out of time.
KERRY: And my daughter called, also, she lived right near there.
KING: Oh, really?
KERRY: And she was there and she called me, hysterical, from the phone booth, saying, Dad, what's happening?
KING: See a lot of you, John.
KERRY: We will. Thank you.
HEINZ KERRY: Thanks very much.
He (Kerry) could not think...
That is exactly why this superficial, arrogant, and therefore dangerous man cannot be President.
His egocentric nature would prevent him from taking a leadership role in a critical situation.
If it's not about him, then he cannot handle it.
Get it to Drudge!
Meanwhile, of course, the President handled things very well. He thought about the kids he was with, knowing he couldn't take action during that five minutes. He also understood that the cameras were rolling, and so his demeanor was critically important to the nation and world at large.
When the time was right, they left and did what had to be done. Every subsequent event was handled coolly and with remarkable resolve.
And Kerry couldn't think.
I want a Commander-in-Chief who knows how to make decisions under pressure.
Thank God we have one, and have a clear opportunity to keep it that way.