So let’s review. Washington’s airspace was being invaded. Jets were being scrambled and defense grid was lit up. Laura and Nancy were rushed to the WH Bunker and, Dick Cheney split town in a motorcade that looked like it was headed to the Baghdad airport. and the city was placed in Full OMFG mode.
While all this is going on GW is less than five minutes away even by bike from the absolute Nerve center of America’s entire secure communications and electronic intelligence network. And nobody even bothers to tell him what’s going on
There’s really no reasonable explanation for this except that his handlers made a deliberate decision to keep him away from the reins of power while the grown-ups handled the crisis. And this isn’t the first time its happened
The sheer magnitude and uniqueness of 9/11 obscured the fact that that’s exactly what happened on that day too. Dick Cheney, not the president, was the Man in the Situation Room that day, the one who almost had to order a pilot to shoot down an aircraft full of people.
What did George do? Well, we’ve never really been told, except that he was cooling his heels at an obscure air force base in BFE Nebraska. We’ve never seen any information that W made a single descision there except to put Cheney in charge.
OK, so they were considering shooting down the plane, AND no one had told the President. So WHO was considering shooting down the plane, then?