Family Steering Committee believes that President
Bush should provide sworn public testimony to
the full ten-member panel of the National Commission
on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.
the Commissioners are responsible for fulfilling
the Congressional mandate. Therefore, each
Commissioner must have full access to the
testimony of all individuals and the critical
information that will enable informed decisions
and recommendations. Before an audience of
the American people, the Commission must ask
President Bush in sworn testimony, the following
As Commander-in-Chief on the morning of 9/11,
why didn't you return immediately to Washington,
D.C. or the National Military Command Center
once you became aware that America was under
attack? At specifically what time did you
become aware that America was under attack?
Who informed you of this fact?
On the morning of 9/11, who was in charge
of our country while you were away from the
National Military Command Center? Were you
informed or consulted about all decisions
made in your absence?
What defensive action did you personally order
to protect our nation during the crisis on
September 11th? What time were these orders
given, and to whom? What orders were carried
out? What was the result of such orders? Were
any such orders not carried out?
In your opinion, why was our nation so utterly
unprepared for an attack on our own soil?
U.S. Navy Captain Deborah Loewer, the Director
of the White House Situation Room, informed
you of the first airliner hitting Tower One
of the World Trade Center before you entered
the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota,
Florida. Please explain the reason why you
decided to continue with the scheduled classroom
visit, fifteen minutes after learning the
first hijacked airliner had hit the World
Is it normal procedure for the Director of
the White House Situation Room to travel with
you? If so, please cite any prior examples
of when this occurred. If not normal procedure,
please explain the circumstances that led
to the Director of the White House Situation
Room being asked to accompany you to Florida
during the week of September 11th.
What plan of action caused you to remain seated
after Andrew Card informed you that a second
airliner had hit the second tower of the World
Trade Center and America was clearly under
attack? Approximately how long did you remain
in the classroom after Card's message?
At what time were you made aware that other
planes were hijacked in addition to Flight
11 and Flight 175? Who notified you? What
was your course of action as Commander-in-Chief
of the United States?
Beginning with the transition period between
the Clinton administration and your own, and
ending on 9/11/01, specifically what information
(either verbal or written) about terrorists,
possible attacks and targets, did you receive
from any source?
would include briefings or communications
* Out-going Clinton officials
* CIA, FBI, NSA, DoD and other intelligence
* Foreign intelligence, governments, dignitaries
* National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice
* Richard Clarke, former counterterrorism
Specifically, what did you learn from the
August 6, 2001, PDB about the terrorist threat
that was facing our nation? Did you request
any follow-up action to take place? Did you
request any further report be developed and/or
As Commander-in-Chief, from May 1, 2001 until
September 11, 2001, did you receive any information
from any intelligence agency official or agent
that UBL was planning to attack this nation
on its own soil using airplanes as weapons,
targeting New York City landmarks during the
week of September 11, 2001 or on the actual
day of September 11, 2001?
What defensive measures did you take in response
to pre-9/11 warnings from eleven nations about
a terrorist attack, many of which cited an
attack in the continental United States? Did
you prepare any directives in response to
these actions? If so, with what results?
As Commander-in-Chief from May 1, 2001 until
September 11, 2001, did you or any agent of
the United States government carry out any
negotiations or talks with UBL, an agent of
UBL, or al-Qaeda? During that same period,
did you or any agent of the United States
government carry out any negotiations or talks
with any foreign government, its agents, or
officials regarding UBL? If so, what resulted?
Your schedule for September 11, 2001 was in
the public domain since September 7, 2001.
The Emma E. Booker School is only five miles
from the Bradenton Airport, so you, and therefore
the children in the classroom, might have
been a target for the terrorists on 9/11.
What was the intention of the Secret Service
in allowing you to remain in the Emma E. Booker
Elementary School, even though they were aware
America was under attack?
Please explain why you remained at the Sarasota,
Florida, Elementary School for a press conference
after you had finished listening to the children
read, when as a terrorist target, your presence
potentially jeopardized the lives of the children?
What was the purpose of the several stops
of Air Force One on September 11th? Was Air
Force One at any time during the day of September
11th a target of the terrorists? Was Air Force
One's code ever breached on September 11th?
Was there a reason for Air Force One lifting
off without a military escort, even after
ample time had elapsed to allow military jets
What prompted your refusal to release the
information regarding foreign sponsorship
of the terrorists, as illustrated in the inaccessible
28 redacted pages in the Joint Intelligence
Committee Inquiry Report? What actions have
you personally taken since 9/11 to thwart
foreign sponsorship of terrorism?
Who approved the flight of the bin Laden family
out of the United States when all commercial
flights were grounded, when there was time
for only minimal questioning by the FBI, and
especially, when two of those same individuals
had links to WAMY, a charity suspected of
funding terrorism? Why were bin Laden family
members granted that special privilege - a
privilege not available to American families
whose loved ones were killed on 9/11?
Please explain why no one in any level of
our government has yet been held accountable
for the countless failures leading up to and
Please comment on the fact that UBL's profile
on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives poster
does not include the 9/11 attacks. To your
knowledge, when was the last time any agent
of our government had contact with UBL? If
prior to 9/11, specifically what was the date
of that contact and what was the context of
Do you continue to maintain that Saddam Hussein
was linked to al Qaeda? What proof do you
have of any connection between al-Qaeda and
the Hussein regime?
Which individuals, governments, agencies,
institutions, or groups may have benefited
from the attacks of 9/11? Please state specifically
how you think they have benefited.
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