Skip to comments.Bloomberg Doesn't Blame Bush for 9-11
Posted on 05/18/2002 6:22:59 AM PDT by areafiftyone
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's unfair to blame President Bush for not passing on information about a possible terrorist strike, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday.
"The difficulty is that every day ... you have an enormous number of threats that come in," Bloomberg said during his weekly show on WABC Radio. "No rational person believes that the president knew we were going to be attacked. That's just preposterous."
The mayor added: "In retrospect, yes, we should not have had the security lapses at the Boston airport ... We should have looked to see who was taking flying lessons."
The president has been criticized for failing to tell the public about a possible plot by the Osama bin Laden terrorist network to hijack American airplanes. The president was aware of intelligence data about possible hijackings a month before the Sept. 11 attacks.
But that may make it necessary to explain her own actions and those of the "Former Occupant of the Oval Office, 1993-2001" in the same context.