There’s no controvery that G.W. Bush was president when the tragic events of 9/11/2001 happened
Most people who visit Cry and Howl know that ol’ Steve cannot stand liberalism, socialism, communism … most “isms” regardless of the name attached. (Capitalism is cool!)
Think Progress is probably one of the most far-left rags on the internet and virtually every piece written is nothing but certified left-wing drivel. However, I saw the following and couldn’t help but want to highlight it here. Okay, I know there are conservatives who will hate this … but what can I say. I’m way beyond trying to make friends. I actually have one … eh … maybe two and that’s enough. Here we go …
Via: Think Progress
Was George W. Bush President On 9/11? An Investigation Into The Controversy Tearing The GOP Apart
On Friday, Donald Trump generated substantial controversy when he asserted that George W. Bush was president at the time of the 9/11 attacks.
“When you talk about George Bush, I mean, say what you want, the World Trade Center came down during his time,” Trump said. “He was president, O.K.?”
Jeb Bush immediately pushed back, calling Trump’s comments “pathetic” and insisting “my brother kept us safe.”
The media jumped on to the burgeoning controversy. According to The New York Times the idea that Bush was president on 9/11 and failed to stop the attack is a “break from the GOP.”
Was George W. Bush president on September 11, 2001? It’s time to settle this once and for all.
It’s true that, in the presidential election held on November 7, 2000, George W. Bush received fewer votes than Al Gore.
But according to the Associated Press, this is a photo of George W. Bush being sworn in as president on January 20, 2001.
Contemporaneous reports suggest that America’s arcane election rules and a favorable Supreme Court ruling handed the election to Bush, even though he lacked popular support.
Calendars from that era indicate that January 20, the day Bush was sworn in as president, occurred some time before September 11.
That still doesn’t settle the question of whether Bush stopped being president sometime before September 11.
According to ABC News, George W. Bush spent the entire month of August 2001 on vacation at his ranch in Texas, which is not typical behavior for someone who is president. Other reports, however, reveal Bush continue to recieve the “Presidential Daily Brief” at the ranch, strongly suggesting he was still president.
This is the briefing he received on August 6, 2001:
Dammit! I hate it when the left is right … but when they are … they are.