Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Unfit for Duty -- Revisiting 9-11

Much has been written, some of it false, over the last 4 1/2 years about Baby Doc's reaction -- or lack thereof -- on the morning of 9-11, but I ran across a tidy little wrapup story by Hal Brown on the Capital Hill Blue website.

It's called Unfit for Duty: Bush's "Pet Goat" Minutes, and it's worth a look -- be sure to read the length posts at the end of the story.

They run the gamut of conspiracy theories, from "Bush Did It" to "Cheney Did It and Didn't Tell Bush" to "The Jews Did It", but the most likely truth, which Hal Brown identifies, that Baby Doc is so cognitively impaired that he was literally unable to process the information.

There is also a link to the full five minute video (courtesy of The Memory Hole of Baby Doc's face after Andrew Card told him, essentially, that the US was under attack and we were at war.

If you haven't seen the full thing, if you've only seen the ten-second-interval stills (which are also on that site), or even the fairly lengthy version in Fahrenheit 9-11, be sure to watch it.

It's frightening that the so-called leader of the free world looks like he's sitting there pissing his pants. Frozen. Unable to act.

Because for the first time in his life, there was no one there to bail him out, no one to tell him what to say, no one to tell him what to do.


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Anonymous said...

Yeah, he is a clusterfuck of a leader. My take on his expression was that he was angry, but it was an impotent anger - the anger of someone who knows they have to do something but have no clue as to what it may be.