Monday, March 22, 2004

It never ceases to amaze me how any article in any paper that doesn't parrot the Bush party line instantly earns that paper the label of "the liberal media". Well, apparently now the Wall Street Journal has joined the liberal elites ever swelling ranks.

[excerpt-]"WASHINGTON -- Shortly after a passenger jet crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, Air Force Gen. Richard Myers raced back to the military headquarters from a meeting on Capitol Hill. The four-star general, acting head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that day, went directly to the Pentagon's command center. With smoke spreading into the cavernous room, he ordered the officer in charge, Maj. Gen. W. Montague Winfield, to raise the military's alert status to Defcon III, the highest state of readiness since the 1973 Arab-Israeli war.

That account is based on interviews with Gen. Winfield and a former White House official. In the months after Sept. 11, President Bush had a different public explanation about who put the military on high alert. The president said publicly at least twice that he gave the order. During a town-hall meeting in Orlando on Dec. 4, 2001, Mr. Bush said that after the attacks, "one of the first acts I did was to put our military on alert."

(thanx to Atrios for the heads up) Click the link. The journal does a great job putting the timeline together, and if you get a chance watch the public hearings of the 9/11 commission tomorrow. As for the other revelations in the news, (the new book by Richard Clarke), I just got it and will be starting it tonight. I'll give my review when it's done and let you know if it's worth a trip to the library ;)

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