Senators Daschle, Reid, Biden, Byrd, Clinton,
Corzine, Dorgan, Graham, Kennedy, Levin, and Rockefeller
and Representatives Pelosi, Hoyer, Meehan, Menendez
Bush is vulnerable on a host of issues. But, he
has managed somehow to escape responsibility through
various means. There is one issue, however, where
Bush cannot possibly escape responsibility, if
only you will pursue the matter to its ultimate
you must do some homework. Please read carefully
(1) the 9-11 report (especially the "Blinking
Red" chapter), (2) the enclosed article on pre-9-11
presidential leadership and (3) the enclosed
open letter to Senators Kerry and Edwards.
You will find incontrovertible evidence of presidential
negligence in the months and weeks leading up
to 9-11. You will also find out why the Commission
did not address this matter and how it got off
on the wrong track which avoided the issue.
Commission's omission of any presidential responsibility
has already been challenged by David Ignatius
in a Washington Post article and by Richard
Clarke in a New York Times op-ed piece.
bottom line is that the combination of expert
advice and intelligence received by the President
before 9-11 should have led to only one conclusion:
Meet with the heads of agencies, put the country
in a crisis mode and make it as difficult as possible
for terrorists to succeed.
will never know whether 9-11 could have been prevented.
On the other hand, both the history of terrorism
and recent intelligence suggested hijacking. Knowledge
of the targets and timing of the attack was not
essential, as the White House contends. All the
Administration had to do was protect against hijacking
of commercial aircraft -- just that one thing.
shown in the enclosed material, Bush was clearly
derelict before 9-11, evaded any responsibility,
fought against creation of an investigative commission
for a year and then stonewalled it for another
year. As just one of many examples of stonewalling,
the Commission finally got (after months of denial)
limited access to Bush's intelligence briefings
but only after threatening him with a subpoena.
negligence eventually will be found in our history
books -- too late for election 2004. Will Bush
be held accountability when it counts? Or, will
Bush again be permitted to escape? It's up to
Posted: August 23, 2004