Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Bush Knew 9/11 Was Going To Happen And Didn't Care. He Knew bin Laden Was About To Escape Tora Bora and Didn't Care. Now Can We Impeach Him?

As WaPo reports today, concerning THE ONE PERCENT DOCTRINE, Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11, by Ron Suskind: "The book's opening anecdote tells of an unnamed CIA briefer who flew to Bush's Texas ranch during the scary summer of 2001, amid a flurry of reports of a pending al-Qaeda attack, to call the president's attention personally to the now-famous Aug. 6, 2001, memo titled 'Bin Ladin Determined to Strike in US.' Bush reportedly heard the briefer out and replied: 'All right. You've covered your ass, now' (emphasis mine).

Three months later, with bin Laden holed up in the Afghan mountain redoubt of Tora Bora, the CIA official managing the Afghanistan campaign, Henry A. Crumpton (now the State Department's counterterrorism chief), brought a detailed map to Bush and Cheney. White House accounts have long insisted that Bush had every reason to believe that Pakistan's army and pro-U.S. Afghan militias had bin Laden cornered and that there was no reason to commit large numbers of U.S. troops to get him. But Crumpton's message in the Oval Office, as told through Suskind, was blunt: The surrogate forces were 'definitely not' up to the job, and 'we're going to lose our prey if we're not careful.'"

I fucking hate these fucking fuckers. Thousands of Americans are dead and it is George Bush's fault. He let it happen on purpose and he let bin Laden get away on purpose. Go ahead and send me a tin foil hat. No wonder the slimy little fucker sat there and kept his eyes firmly glued to MY PET GOAT.


Nora said...

I have always believed that he knew and did nothing, on purpose. Each new bit of information merely confirms that in my mind.

The awful thing is that I completely believe that he said that. It is in keeping with some other infamous lines of his, notably the one about how it was better that Brown take the heat than that he and Chertoff have to answer for their negligence in connection with Katrina.

As I said in an earlier comment, this alone should be grounds for impeachment.

Eli said...

Bush is guilty of at least ten, and probably more like twenty things that would have been grounds for impeachment if Clinton had done them.

Tom said...

Hecate - In that first vacation filled Summer of W's presidency I remember that the Daily Show aired a bit with Bush slouching in his golf cart without a care in the world. While answering a journalist's question he reached over, grabbed his short sleeve shirt hem and wiped his mouth with it. George the first was sitting next to him in the cart looking embarrased as hell at his unpresidential son.

The reason that I bring this up is that I remember that this was August 2001 but I am not sure if it was before or after that infamous briefing. If it was after it makes it even more shocking and sickening. I wish the Daily Show would run it again with a date stamp.

Causal said...

Impeach Bush yourself! This is much more than just a petition.

There's a little known and rarely used clause of the in the rules for the House of Representatives which sets forth the various ways in which a president can be impeached. Only the House Judiciary Committee puts together the Articles of Impeachment, but before that happens, someone has to initiate the process.

That's where we come in. In addition to the State-by-State method, one of the ways to get impeachment going is for individual citizens like you and me to submit a memorial. has created a new memorial based on one which was successful in impeaching a federal official in the past. You can find it on their website as a PDF.

You can initiate the impeachment process yourself by downloading the memorial, filling in the relevant information in the blanks (your name, state, etc.), and sending it in.

More information on the precedent for submitting an impeachment
memorial, and the House Rules on this procedure, can also be found at
the above address.

If you have any doubts that Bush has committed crimes warranting
impeachment, read this page:

If you're concerned that impeachment might not be the best strategy
at this point, read the bottom of this page:

"I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace."
Bush, June 18, 2002

"War is Peace"
Big Brother in George Orwell's 1984

BlakNo1 said...

I honestly believe it was planned by elements inside our gov't. Maybe not Bush himself, but definitely people connected to him, i.e. Cheney and his PNAC buddies.

Maybe someday the "official explanation" addicts will finally realize that life is real. I'm not counting on it though.

dan mcenroe said...

i still chalk 9/11 up to bush being a clueless idiot...but tora bora? yeah, they knew exactly what they were doing at tora bora.