Bush/Cheney to testify before 9/11 commission today. The question: Why bother?

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droogsteve

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Yep, today's the day. Besides Bush's bizarre refusal to testify without Cheney next to him, making the entire thing seem like a strange puppet show, here are a couple of other factoids:

The session will be behind closed doors.

The President and Vice President have generously cleared their schedules from 9:30am to noon, devoting an entire two hours to answering questions about the most devastating attacks in US history before moving on to presumably more important things.

The session WILL NOT be recorded.

There WILL NOT even be a stenographer allowed in the room.

And my personal favorite: Neither Bush nor Cheney will be under oath.

So, basically the entire thing is a waste of time. The American people will never know what, if anything, is said during the testimony. But now Bush can say during his reelection campaign that he cooperated with the 9/11 panel.

Well I certainly feel safer.
 
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Yeah Steve this is such an insult IMO- its all like a show & only being done to appease the masses as a formality. I cant wait to see Bush the fuck out of office & I certainly cant wait to see him in hell.
 

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Will the findings be published like the Warren commission after the JFK assassination?

If so, maybe we will find out roughly what they said.
 

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I just saw Bush answering reporter's questions after his testimony. Obviously he refused to go into specifics, but there were some parts that were amusing in a "Dear God, I can't believe this guy is our president" kind of way. When he was asked why he refused to testify without Cheney next to him, he said something about how they wanted to show the commission how he and Cheney work as a team against terror, or some such nonsense.

When a reporter asked him if he felt that he owed the 9/11 families the right to hear what their president had to say to the commission, he simply refused to answer.
 
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droogsteve said:
I just saw Bush answering reporter's questions after his testimony. Obviously he refused to go into specifics, but there were some parts that were amusing in a "Dear God, I can't believe this guy is our president" kind of way. When he was asked why he refused to testify without Cheney next to him, he said something about how they wanted to show the commission how he and Cheney work as a team against terror, or some such nonsense.

When a reporter asked him if he felt that he owed the 9/11 families the right to hear what their president had to say to the commission, he simply refused to answer.

he is so gonna be voted out. he is a joke.
 

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Yeah, I read about that. He has refused to say what he was aksed, or what he said. However, he does admit he was "impressed with their questions".

Great job Bush.
 

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Bergs said:
I hope not. He's still better than Kerry.
Yeah, this election is going to suck. Everytime I start thinking "I hope Bush gets voted out" i also think "Shit, that means Kerry would be president."

lol, I say we pick a member of this board that is at least 35 years of age, and vote for that person. :p
 

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Kerry can't be worse then this stupid fucker.
Are you kidding? Bush may have problems dealing with some foreign affairs but Kerry's domestic issues are beyond rediculous.
 
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Sketcher said:
Are you kidding? Bush may have problems dealing with some foreign affairs but Kerry's domestic issues are beyond rediculous.

Bush has problems everywhere. It is time for a change. Time for a President who doesn't need his hand held.
 

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Yeah, this election is going to suck. Everytime I start thinking "I hope Bush gets voted out" i also think "Shit, that means Kerry would be president."
I feel exactly the same. We're pretty much fucked for the next four years no matter what.

lol, I say we pick a member of this board that is at least 35 years of age, and vote for that person. :p
Unfortunately, I think the only CE poster over 35 is Viet Era Marine, and he hasn't been around lately. :D
 

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"I'm glad I did it," Bush said. "I'm glad I took the time. ... I enjoyed it."
Glad to hear that, George. I'm sure the 9/11 families were relieved to hear that you enjoyed discussing the horrible slaughter of their loved ones. I know they were worried that you might find it unpleasant.

Stupid fuck.
 
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Weren't all of these discussions relating to pre-9/11 intelligence and how this attack slipped through our fingers?
 

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Bush ended up speaking so long that Bob Kerry and some other guy left because they had a "prior engagement." Apparently Bush talked the vast majority of the time and answered every question asked. He also cleared up inconsistencies from other people.
 
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Bush ended up speaking so long that Bob Kerry and some other guy left because they had a "prior engagement." Apparently Bush talked the vast majority of the time and answered every question asked. He also cleared up inconsistencies from other people.

too bad it will remain a mystery what exactly was "cleared up". this is such a joke. :rolleyes:
 
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Glad to hear that, George. I'm sure the 9/11 families were relieved to hear that you enjoyed discussing the horrible slaughter of their loved ones. I know they were worried that you might find it unpleasant.

Stupid fuck.

Yeah Steve- how big of him to pull himself away from the ranch to do something related to his position. Boy am I impressed.