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Bush takes center stage in 9/11 drama
Posted on 09/08/2003 9:28:01 PM PDT by Invasionofthebodysnatchers
Edited on 04/29/2004 2:03:06 AM PDT by Jim Robinson.
Timothy Bottoms portrays George W. Bush and John Henly is a New York City fireman in a scene from Showtime's 'DC 9/11.'
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Filmmaker Lionel Chetwynd is a supporter of President Bush, a self-described political conservative and a defender of the war on Iraq.
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TOPICS: Government; War on Terror
One reporter said a donation to Democratic candidate Al Gore would have been preferable because it would have shown "less potential bias."
Yes, of course.
posted on 09/08/2003 9:31:11 PM PDT
by Jeff Chandler
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Good for this director. I guess by the leftist's argument, if a Hollywood type contributed to the Democratic party they aren't qualified to make movies about the Kennedy's. ha
posted on 09/08/2003 9:31:26 PM PDT
(The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
I watched this last night, it was excellent. I think it scares the Dems so much because it was very matter of fact and factual. No hyping, just what happened. Timothy Bottoms said that we should all be very grateful that President Bush was president on 9/11, he said he gained an immense respect for Bush after playing this part.
posted on 09/08/2003 9:52:02 PM PDT
by Utah Girl
To: Utah Girl
I watched it tonight. I specially signed on to Showtime so that I could see it after reading the reports about it here yesterday. Now I am going to try to tape it so my grandchildren can watch it when they are older.
And yes, I do think this is the standard by which presidents and cabinets should be judged. Not for one minute am I accepting any of those nine dwarves in charge of national security!
Watched "DC 9/11" tonight on Showtime. It was fantastic, and realistic. The only reason liberals hate it is because they see the President as some sort of primate who can't put two words together.
The depressing foreshadowing put a real downer on it for me however, as I watched the Camp David scenes...
Wolfowitz position: The mission must define the coalition.
Powell position: The coalition defines the mission.
Powell won, to the detriment of all Americans. So the war on terror loses momentum daily, and we kowtow to terrorists like Arafat to avoid ruffling the feathers of those Powell considers our allies (but who really want to see us attacked again)
posted on 09/08/2003 10:04:42 PM PDT
To: Miss Marple
The story never changes about President Bush and 9/11. From the first stories to Bob Woodward's account in the Washington Post to this account, the details are all the same. The nine dwarves have been whining "Do you feel safer because of the war in Iraq? In Afghanistan?" I feel safer because President Bush is our president, because he doesn't play political games with our national security, because he is a grownup, and because he is focused and won't be led astray by focus groups or polls.
posted on 09/08/2003 10:11:37 PM PDT
by Utah Girl
No, the mission sill defines the coalition, else we would not have gone into Iraq. Remember, Germany and France supported us in Afghanistan (although probably because they thought we would end up like the Russians, bogged down in a quagmire).
All the stuff with the UN is simply a way to get the world's attention directed to the debate and to ease the minds of a few allies. Some countries, like Italy, cannot supply troops unless there is a UN mandate (that is in the Italian constitution, written after WWII).
I don't object to having the UN send people for border guards, etc. I also have no doubt that the command will remain under US control, like Korea.
To: Miss Marple
Yes, and I remember in that scene from this movie President Bush telling the cabinet that the mission would define the coallition, "even if that only leaves the United States."
I watched (and recorded) DC 9/11
last night with my wife and we enjoyed its portrayel of our President's committment, morality, sensitivity, intelligence, and leadership. From what I have seen on Fox News and read here on FreeRepublic, the movie is amazingly accurate and straightforward about the "behind the scenes" operations immediately after and for the one week following 9/11.
The filming and production staff secured privledged access to the main players (including the President) and several different prospectives were brought to light for the first time, providing the viewer, a very clear picture of the overall event and the supurb teamwork which led up to the war on terrorism.
Aside from the official operations going on at the Whitehouse, the docudrama also paid tribute to the victims and families of 9/11 in a very classy manner.
DC 9/11 stands in sharp contrast to the constant Bush-bashing we have been subjected to for the past six months and, IMO, shows the real and highly respectable view of our Commander-in-Chief.
This one is definately a keeper so buy a new blank tape and pop the write protect tab after recording.
posted on 09/09/2003 4:54:59 AM PDT
it is funny timothy bottoms is the same guy that played bush on Comedy centrals Thats my Bush show!
He was good at making fun of the president and he did a great job being serious about the president!Great flick!
posted on 09/09/2003 6:53:38 PM PDT
(So it's sorta social, demented and sad, but social.)
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