Many people are outraged with Donald Trump for saying that George W. Bush was president when the World Trade Center came down on 9/11, implying that Bush was responsible. Even Bush’s brother, presidential candidate Jeb Bush, is upset calling Trump’s comment pathetic. Upon clarification Trump has said he doesn’t blame Bush but makes the point that when things happen the person at the top is where the buck usually stops. Does Bush bear any responsibility? Is it wrong to even ask the question?
Most Americans look at the fact that there were no more terrorist attacks on American soil after 9/11 throughout the rest of George W. Bush’s presidency. Some situations were averted, but we’ll never know the details or what might have been. The fact is that Americans live with the reality that we felt safe because no more buildings were crashing down, no bombs were exploding, no people were being killed on our soil during that time. And that, in itself, is a good thing.
But there’s another side that Ed Straker brings out in a post at American Thinker. Straker starts out by informing us that he was in NYC on 9/11 and “almost crushed like a bug by debris from the second plane.” So, having lived through that nightmare he has definite feelings about Bush’s leadership during that time and in its aftermath.
He starts out by saying that he doesn’t buy into the conspiracy theories calling it an inside job by the CIA. He also points out that he doesn’t believe that Bush was blameless either. He points to a NY Times article that says Bush received a classified review of the threat posed by Osama bin Laden on Aug. 6, 2001, more than a month before the attack.
He goes on to list a number of other incidents and details that paint a picture that raises great concern. He points out that warnings started May 1st and also raises this from the above article:
The political journal National Review obtained the visa applications for 15 of the 19 hijackers — and evidence that all of them should have been denied entry to the country.
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