Skip to comments.Bush explains slow reaction to September 11 attacks
Posted on 07/29/2011 7:52:16 AM PDT by nuconvert
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former President George W. Bush says his apparent lack of reaction to the first news of the September 11 2001 attacks was a conscious decision to project an aura of calm in a crisis.
In a rare interview with the National Geographic Channel, Bush reflects on what was going through his mind at the most dramatic moment of his presidency when he was informed that a second passenger jet had hit New York's World Trade Center.
Bush was visiting a Florida classroom and the incident, which was caught on TV film, and has often been used by critics to ridicule his apparently blank face.
"My first reaction was anger. Who the hell would do that to America? Then I immediately focused on the children, and the contrast between the attack and the innocence of children," Bush says in an excerpt of the interview shown to television writers on Thursday.
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The rest of the world understood immediately.
why bother answering liberal propaganda?
when one answers a fool one becomes foolish.
Americans and even some liberals understand he didn’t want to create undue fear in a classroom of first-graders. He knew he had a very capable team working the issue one room away.
Because liberal propaganda works, especially when it goes unanswered. That's how we went from being the land of the free and the home of the brave, to being the land of the managed and the home of the frightened.
Once again, the Lib media tries to control the narrative.
There was nothing wrong with Bush’s reaction, in fact, it was 100% correct for the circumstances - but of course, the MSM have ask the question in a biased way.
Gag me with a spoon.
I have never felt that President Bush had to explain OR apologize for anything he did on that day.
It was all unselfish, mature, uncomplicated and logical.
His focus, strength and cold resolve were impressive. The President Liberals loved to claim had no foreign policy experience, did not put a foot wrong.
I remember seeing the film about Bush’s reaction. How stunned he looked yet quiet. How I swear you could see the blood/color draining from his face and his eyes became “intense”. I don’t know if I am describing it exactly right but that is what I remember. I guess the liberals would have preferred that Bush stand up and give a “shout out”? After the Ft. Hood massacre, I remember that and will remember that craziness for my entire life. Although I didn’t agree with Bush all of the time, I MISS HIM LIKE CRAZY!
Another “created” smear of GWB. The first was that he was “stupid”; took them awhile to come with that; but they did.
Had he reacted any differently; they would have said he “panicked” or “wasn't calm”, or something else.
I hate these people.
Even the story’s title shows the bias that is the “antiquated” media. One more point; let’s say that President Bush wanted to jump up and run out to the limo that would take him to a waiting Air Force One. Do people realize how tightly scripted moving the President is? Having done security at the HIGHEST level, believe me when I tell you, you don’t just MOVE the President. The routes must be secured, air traffic has to be closed, etc. And to think this all started with that fraud Michael Moore.
He did everything right. I’ve never understood why he was ever questioned on it.
“..when one answers a fool one becomes foolish.”
A trap the classy and well-meaning George Bush fell into, too many times.
A better strategy is to attack back rather than play defense. Challenge the very premise, the very wording, of the groundwork they attempt to lay for their sick propaganda.
Do it early. Do it often.
Because liberal propaganda works, especially when it goes unanswered. That's how we went from being the land of the free and the home of the brave, to being the land of the managed and the home of the frightened.One of the big failings of the Bush administration was its absolute inability to respond in any meaningful way to its critics on the left. Some say it was Rove. I don't know. But it certainly was a failing. A big failing.
“Gag me with a spoon.”
My pleasure. Consider it done
His focus, strength and cold resolve were impressive.
But then the “political professionals” got to him.
Before the end of that first horrible week, we had a Presidential visit to a DC mosque, and the spewing or morally equivalent detritus, such as that the Islamic death cult is “a religion of peace”.
There is one Presidential visit with school kids that should be questioned.
Because the left will never forgive not being allowed to steal the 2000 Presidential election in broad daylight. *ALL* the 'Bush Derangement Syndrome' stems from this...
It all runs through very fast, but you can see the conscious decision not to react. Liberals are blinded to this because they hate so much.
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