Thursday, October 20, 2005 - FreeMarketNews.com

In all the furor over re-examining the September 11th attacks for inconsistencies and loose ends – asking essentially, "what did George W. Bush know, and when did he know it?" – it is surprising that one aspect of that day has never been explained satisfactorily: Why neither George W. Bush nor his aide Andrew Card showed any sign of surprise or urgency at the news of the attack – and more importantly, why the Secret Service did not immediately rush to the President's side, to protect him from a potential attack!

The WhatReallyHappened.com staff have asked those questions and found little to satisfy them. They cite the video clip from Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" movie, which shows plainly the lack of surprise in Bush, and the calm demeanor of Card, who as they put it, "does not act like a man delivering an unexpected piece of news but instead is merely delivering a progress report to which he already knows Bush will not have an immediate response." More importantly, they note the complete absence of Secret Service agents anywhere in the picture. "Hijacked aircraft were wandering across the eastern half of the country. In theory nobody could have known how many there are or if more planes were not in the process of being hijacked. … Two of the planes had crashed into the World Trade Center. There is an airport only four miles from Booker Elementary School, and Bush's presence at the school was in the news media days in advance … giving the 9-11 planners three days to include Bush as a target for a diving jetliner. Nobody could have safely assumed he was not a target.

And they add, "Yet the Secret Service did not rush in and remove the President to a secure location, or at least to the safety of the armored Presidential Limousine. That's their job. That's what they do in the case of a real surprise attack with so many unknowns. They don't do anything else. But the Secret Service did nothing. The dog did not bark." They note that even Moore himself failed to follow up this loose end, "where were the people whose job it is to get the President to a place of safety in event of attack, the people who would have, SHOULD have, pulled Bush out of there, children and public appearances be damned! The Secret Service did nothing. The dog did not bark. ... Quod Erat Demonstradum, the Bush Administration was part of the 9-11 plot." - ST