February 17, 2004

9/11 Family Steering Committee: Questions for Bush

Will the three blind mice (i.e. the White House
"correspondents" for AnythingButSee, SeeBS and
NotBeSeen) ask these questions? Doubtful. Will any one
of the Sunday morning propapunditgandists on Week In
Revision, Fork the Nation, Meat the Press or Capital
Game ask these questions? Doubtful. Will anyone at all
in the "US mainstream news media" challenge the Bush
cabal with these questions? Doubtful. Will the 9/11
commission representatives (the whole commission will
not be allowed to interview the _resident) ask these
questions? Maybe some, certainly not all. Of course,
it will not be under oath, and there will be no
follow-up. But you can ask these questions, you can
share them with others...And, hopefully, if the
Commission delivers its report without answers that
satisfy these brave families, I hope Sen. John Kerry
(D-Mekong Delta) or his running mate raises them in
national televised debate...

9/11 Family Steering Committee: "The Family Steering
Committee believes that President Bush should provide
sworn public testimony to the full ten-member panel of
the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the
United States. Collectively, the Commissioners are
responsible for fulfilling the Congressional mandate.
Therefore, each Commissioner must have full access to
the testimony of all individuals and the critical
information that will enable informed decisions and
recommendations. Before an audience of the American
people, the Commission must ask President Bush in
sworn testimony, the following questions..."

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9/11 Family Steering Committee: Questions for Bush

Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 11:52 AM
Posted by: khence The Family Steering Committee
Statement and Questions Regarding the 9/11 Commission
Interview with President Bush

February 16, 2004

The Family Steering Committee believes that President
Bush should provide sworn public testimony to the full
ten-member panel of the National Commission on
Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.
Collectively, the Commissioners are responsible for
fulfilling the Congressional mandate. Therefore, each
Commissioner must have full access to the testimony of
all individuals and the critical information that will
enable informed decisions and recommendations. Before
an audience of the American people, the Commission
must ask President Bush in sworn testimony, the
following questions:

1. As Commander-in-Chief on the morning of 9/11, why
didn't you return immediately to Washington, D.C. or
the National Military Command Center once you became
aware that America was under attack? At specifically
what time did you become aware that America was under
attack? Who informed you of this fact?

2. On the morning of 9/11, who was in charge of our
country while you were away from the National Military
Command Center? Were you informed or consulted about
all decisions made in your absence?

3. What defensive action did you personally order to
protect our nation during the crisis on September
11th? What time were these orders given, and to whom?
What orders were carried out? What was the result of
such orders? Were any such orders not carried out?

4. In your opinion, why was our nation so utterly
unprepared for an attack on our own soil?

5. U.S. Navy Captain Deborah Loewer, the Director of
the White House Situation Room, informed you of the
first airliner hitting Tower One of the World Trade
Center before you entered the Emma E. Booker
Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida. Please explain
the reason why you decided to continue with the
scheduled classroom visit, fifteen
minutes after learning the first hijacked airliner had
hit the World Trade Center.

6. Is it normal procedure for the Director of the
White House Situation Room to travel with you? If so,
please cite any prior examples of when this occurred.
If not normal procedure, please explain the
circumstances that led to the Director of the White
House Situation Room being asked to accompany you to
Florida during the week of September 11th.

7. What plan of action caused you to remain seated
after Andrew Card informed you that a second airliner
had hit the second tower of the World Trade Center and
America was clearly under attack? Approximately how
long did you remain in the classroom after Card's
message?

8. At what time were you made aware that other planes
were hijacked in addition to Flight 11 and Flight 175?
Who notified you? What was your course of action as
Commander-in-Chief of the United States?

9. Beginning with the transition period between the
Clinton administration and your own, and ending on
9/11/01, specifically what information (either verbal
or written) about terrorists, possible attacks and
targets, did you receive from any source?

This would include briefings or communications from:

* Out-going Clinton officials
* CIA, FBI, NSA, DoD and other intelligence agencies
* Foreign intelligence, governments, dignitaries or
envoys
* National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice
* Richard Clarke, former counterterrorism czar

10. Specifically, what did you learn from the August
6, 2001, PDB about the terrorist threat that was
facing our nation? Did you request any follow-up
action to take place? Did you request any further
report be developed and/or prepared?

11. As Commander-in-Chief, from May 1, 2001 until
September 11, 2001, did you receive any information
from any intelligence agency official or agent that
UBL was planning to attack this nation on its own soil
using airplanes as weapons, targeting New York City
landmarks during the week of September 11, 2001 or on
the actual day of September 11, 2001?

12. What defensive measures did you take in response
to pre-9/11 warnings from eleven nations about a
terrorist attack, many of which cited an attack in the
continental United States? Did you prepare any
directives in response to these actions? If so, with
what results?

13. As Commander-in-Chief from May 1, 2001 until
September 11, 2001, did you or any agent of the United
States government carry out any negotiations or talks
with UBL, an agent of UBL, or al-Qaeda? During that
same period, did you or any agent of the United States
government carry out any negotiations or talks with
any foreign government, its agents, or officials
regarding UBL? If so, what resulted?

14. Your schedule for September 11, 2001 was in the
public domain since September 7, 2001. The Emma E.
Booker School is only five miles from the Bradenton
Airport, so you, and therefore the children in the
classroom, might have been a target for the terrorists
on 9/11. What was the intention of the Secret Service
in allowing you to remain in the Emma E. Booker
Elementary School, even though they were aware America
was under attack?

15. Please explain why you remained at the Sarasota,
Florida, Elementary School for a press conference
after you had finished listening to the children read,
when as a terrorist target, your presence potentially
jeopardized the lives of the children?

16. What was the purpose of the several stops of Air
Force One on September 11th? Was Air Force One at any
time during the day of September 11th a target of the
terrorists? Was Air Force One's code ever breached on
September 11th?

17. Was there a reason for Air Force One lifting off
without a military escort, even after ample time had
elapsed to allow military jets to arrive?

18. What prompted your refusal to release the
information regarding foreign sponsorship of the
terrorists, as illustrated in the inaccessible 28
redacted pages in the Joint Intelligence Committee
Inquiry Report? What actions have you personally taken
since 9/11 to thwart foreign sponsorship of terrorism?


19. Who approved the flight of the bin Laden family
out of the United States when all commercial flights
were grounded, when there was time for only minimal
questioning by the FBI, and especially, when two of
those same individuals had links to WAMY, a charity
suspected of funding terrorism? Why were bin Laden
family members granted that special privilege ? a
privilege not available to American families whose
loved ones were killed on 9/11?

20. Please explain why no one in any level of our
government has yet been held accountable for the
countless failures leading up to and on 9/11?

21. Please comment on the fact that UBL's profile on
the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives poster does not
include the 9/11 attacks. To your knowledge, when was
the last time any agent of our government had contact
with UBL? If prior to 9/11, specifically what was the
date of that contact and what was the context of said
meeting.

22. Do you continue to maintain that Saddam Hussein
was linked to al Qaeda? What proof do you have of any
connection between al-Qaeda and the Hussein regime?

23. Which individuals, governments, agencies,
institutions, or groups may have benefited from the
attacks of 9/11? Please state specifically how you
think they have benefited.

The Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Independent
Commission
http://www.911independentcommission.org/
A date for the Commission's so-called 'interview' with
Bush has not yet been set though there is word it may
be in April.

For more on the infamous August 6th Presidential Daily
Briefing warning of a U.S. domestic attack from
Al-Qeada and the possibility of their hijacking see
the article by John W. Dean at:
http://writ.news.findlaw.com/dean/20030729.html

Other key background resources can be found at
cooperativeresearch.org:
http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/timeline/main/bushon911.html

http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/timeline/main/essayaninterestingday.html

http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/wot/sept11/whatwasthegovernmentdoingon911.html



Posted by richard at February 17, 2004 04:27 PM