Monday, August 30, 2004

Bush's 7 Minute Pause

Much has been made of Bush's 7 minute pause in the elementary school after the 9-11 attacks. I personally think this is the biggest non-story of all time since NO ONE has come up with a cogent arguement expressing what he could have accomplished during those 7 minutes that would have made any difference whatsoever. Nevermind also that John Kerry said he sat in Democratic Senator Tom Daschle's office "unable to think" for 45 minutes after learning of the attacks. Here's an interesting article from that discusses President Roosevelt's initial reaction to the Pearl Harbor attacks (he did nothing for 18 minutes). Check it out.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no mystery. The Secret Service took charge of the President's movements and THEY needed those seven minutes to re-arrange the President's security. The President could do nothing until he was in the communications link.
As in many such cases of emergencies, just as in football, the play was in the hands of the teams on the fields. The coach just has to wait it our and plan for the next move.

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