|Bush timeline discrepancies
911 timeline.com site:
Bushs motorcade leaves The Colony Beach and Tennis Resort on Longboat Key, Florida for Emma E. Booker
Elementary School in Sarasota.
Journalists detail hours after Bush told about attack
By KATHY GAMBRELL, UPI
Published 09/11/2001 8:28 PM
Word Count: 1361
United Press International
The first airplane, reportedly a hijacked airliner, crashed into a World Trade Center tower at about 8:45 a.m. In dispatches
from journalists traveling with the president, a photographer overhead a radio transmission that said White House Press Secretary
Ari Fleischer would be needed on arrival to discuss reports of a crash.
The first airplane, reportedly a hijacked
airliner, crashed into a World Trade Center tower at about 8:45 a.m. In dispatches from journalists traveling with the president,
a photographer overhead a radio transmission that said White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer would be needed on arrival
to discuss reports of a crash.
The transmission also said that National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice was on the
phone in the president's holding room at the school.
The president, reports said, was not visibly fazed when he arrived
to greet about 16 students. At about 9:03 a.m., the second plane hit the second World Trade Center tower. At about 9:05 a.m.,
Chief of Staff Andrew Card whispered into the president's right ear, at which point he became "visibly serious and tense,"
journalists wrote in their report.
Reporters watched the second plane hit the World Trade Center and explode into a
"giant orange fireball" from a small television in the school office. The president arrived about 35 minutes late to the event
with about 200 people including local officials, school staff and students. It was then that Bush made his first brief comments
about the tragedy.
"This is a difficult time for America," he said telling the crowd he was returning to Washington.
traveling with the president returned to the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport where Air Force One had landed. It took
off about 9:54 a.m.
Six minutes later the south tower of the 110-story World Trade Center collapsed into the streets
of New York.
Once aboard Air Force One, journalists described the mood as "tense" as the on-board television monitors
relayed the events unfolding in New York and Washington, where a third plane had hit the Pentagon. Reporters say they noticed
a marked increase in Air Force One's flying altitude and was told by a source on board they were flying at about 40,000 feet.
Aboard the fight was Chief of Staff Andrew Card, senior adviser Karl Rove and communications director Dan Bartlett,
education advisor Sandy Kress, White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer and Rep. Dan Miller, R-Fla.
At 10:44 a.m.,
the passengers of Air Force One learned of the attack on the Pentagon. Passengers were not told where they were going and
were asked not to use their cell phones for fear of revealing the aircraft's location.
Bush safety secured at Booker School?
After the attacks on the World Trade Centers in New York, the Secret Service
immediately made sure of the safety of the president, Vice President Dick Cheney and Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert,
R-Ill., Hughes said. Agents also moved members of the president's national security team, the Cabinet and the senior White
House staff to safe areas, she said. Mindy Tucker spokeswoman for the Justice Department, said the administration's response
"is being directed from the White House."
Bush, who learned of the incident about 9 a.m., was to return immediately to Washington, where he planned to
convene a national security meeting.
At the end of his brief statement, Bush asked for a moment of silence, then said:
"God bless the victims, their families and America."
Earlier, the president was reading to children in the school
when reporters asked him if he was aware of the two crashes and explosions. The president nodded and said he would talk about
the situation later.
September 12, 2001 Posted: 2:12 AM EDT (0612 GMT)
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bob Graham is reportedly sitting on damaging evidence
that the Bush administration could have prevented the Sept. 11 attacks - but he hasn't released the information yet because
it's classified. "I think Bob Graham has a smoking pistol on the Bush administration," Congressional Quarterly's Craig Crawford
told WABC Radio's John Batchelor and Paul Alexander late Tuesday. Crawford explained that Graham's mystery evidence has to
do with "their failures, particularly intelligence failures, before 9/11." In recent weeks Sen. Graham, the senior Democrat
on the Senate Intelligence Committee, has charged repeatedly that Bush bungled the war on terrorism. But the ex-Florida governor
has never publicly suggested that he thought the president had left America vulnerable to the 9/11 attacks. Nevertheless,
Crawford, who's been covering the Florida Democrat's presidential run, said that Graham obtained the Bush-9/11 evidence while
serving as the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee. "The problem is that what [Graham] knows - and he knows
some very damaging stuff about the Bush administration's failures before 9/11 to prevent 9/11 - he can't talk about because
it's classified," he explained.
The lock on such information is exactly the reason conspiracy theories thrive and grow. We demand to know what the
Senator knows, of course, within reason, that is only the kind of intelligence information that might put intelligence gatherers'
lives in jeopardy.
That's about it.
The same is true of the shuttle Columbia investigation.
Seek Access to NASA Testimony
'Privileged' Statements on Columbia Won't See 'Light of Day,'
Panel Chief Says
May 9, 2003; Page A03
By Eric Pianin
Washington Post Staff Writer
March 19, 2003
We citizens of the United States are truly free. We can put up a website, a web-log with questions
and commentary about our government and its actions, and to-date, we will not face imprisonment for speaking and voicing our
At all times, in time of war and in time of peace, we must be able to hold our elected government
accountable for its actions.
On this site, I challenge what I believe is a glowing portrayal of President George Bush's
reaction to the news that a second plane had crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
At that point
in time, President Bush was sitting in a classroom of second graders who were practicing reading a story about a pet goat.
evening, March 19, 2003 at 8 PM, a report on Fox News says that the order to go to war against Iraq has been given by President
Bush is the commander-in-chief and is acting in this capacity tonight. We citizens will know our right to freedom
of speech is gone when we feel we can no longer question our leaders during a time of war.
The fact that we can, on
this night, as war ensues, is proof that our freedom of speech remains intact.
May our troops know this is why they
fight, and this is why this site supports them.
May 10, 2003
On September 11, 2001, President George Bush was also the commander-in-chief, the moment Andrew Card whispered into the President's
ear, "America is under attack."
In order to remain a free nation, one whose citizens are able to hold elected officials accountable for action/inaction, we
must be given all the pertinent information to make an informed and educated decision.
The Senate Intelligence Committee must release information about its investigation of September 11, 2001.