Follow the Bush family money to Sept 11?
This long, meticulously documented article details Bush family money, Dubya’s tangled financial dealings, and wonders if 9/11 could have been prevented.
There is a thread running through George W. BushÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s biography that connects family to power to wealth. With no assets but his name and connections, Bush became a wealthy man, and a governor, and now a President. Without those connections, heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d be nothing.
Reporters finally are questioning the PresidentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s financial integrity. But there is one big, fat question nobody is asking: Is there a connection between BushÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s financial interests and the September 11 attacks?
Conjecture (choose one):
– He knew there would be terrorist attacks but didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t imagine they would be as bad as September 11 actually was. His approval numbers at the time were nothing to be proud of; perhaps he thought a small tragedy would work to his advantage.
– In spite of all the warnings, the Bush Administration just wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t focused on terrorism and paid no attention.
A great deal has been made of bungling by bureaucrats in the intelligence agencies. Certainly a great deal of old-fashioned incompetence played a part in the tragedy of September 11. But it seems to me that if a directive had come down from the top that intelligence on al Qaeda was to be given top priority Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ it would have been given top priority.