Bush’s Private Performance Was First Class Says September 11th Commission - April 30th 2004
President George W Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney gave a stunning performance according to the commission investigating the September 11th attacks. Following weeks of doubt as to whether the President would actually appear before the commission it was revealed that he would turn up to give his version of events, provided nobody else saw it, and he wasn’t obligated to tell the truth.
“Admittedly the terms of the hearing did make it difficult to provide us with any useful insight to the investigation,” one of the commissioners stated, “But it was a rare opportunity to sit down and have a private chat with the President so who’s going to turn up an offer like that just because it doesn’t really prove anything?”
The discussion took longer than 3 hours to take place, during which the President was asked to discuss how the events leading up to September the 11th, the most devastating terrorist attack in recent history resulting in nearly 3,000 lives lost, happened from his perspective:
“There was some laughter from time to time. The president is a bit of a tease," Republican Jim Thompson revealed, “He told us that joke about New York journalists covering 110 stories in 10 seconds. We laughed quite a lot over that one.”
According to the commission, no questions were unanswered. Despite this, the commission felt that Mr Bush’s answer of “I don’t know, was my counter terrorism initiative compromised by a fixation on Iraq?” might have been a deliberate attempt to avoid the question.
Following his private session answering question for the commission, which was not recorded or performed under oath giving him the option to both lie and avoid any form of comeback from those who might be able to invalidate any claims he had made Mr Bush emerged and declared he had nothing to hide.
Dick Cheney, who following his meeting with the commission was asked if he had anything to hide replied, “I’m not sure, whatever Mr Bush said.”
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