The Pet Goat

I've waited a while to post this video (note - link now dead, video removed from original location).

Just after 9 am on 11 September 2001, the second airplane hit the South Tower of the World Trade Centre. President Bush was in Florida, at the Emma T. Booker Elementary School, listening to children read. Prior to entering the classroom he had been informed that a plane had hit one of the twin towers. Chief of Staff Andrew Card comes over and whisperes in Bush's ear, "A second plane has hit the second tower. America is under attack."

What does the Commander in Chief do? Absolutely nothing. He sat there in full knowledge that two planes, within miutes of each other, had hit the twin toweres - the symbol of US capitalism - that his country was under attack - but found it more important to read a kid's book, The Pet Goat. He sat for well over 5 minutes, doing nothing while 3,000 people were dying and the attacks were still in progress.

That expression on Bush's face says a lot.

And as an aside - where the hell did they get this teacher? What an appalling method of teaching. If that's how they teach kids in US schools then no wonder Dubya is so damned dumb.

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