What Did Bush Know Before 9/11?

American VoicesPolitics ISSUE 38•19 May 22, 2002

Last week, a report revealed that President Bush was briefed on the possibility of terrorist hijackings several weeks before Sept. 11. What do you think?

  • “Of course the U.S. had prior warning. Flying a plane into a building requires a permit that has to be applied for months in advance.”

    Don Dawson –
    Carpet Installer

  • “In a post-Sept. 11 world, this pre-Sept. 11 information is chilling.”

    Thomas Carter –
    Systems Analyst

  • “As a regional FBI director, I want to assure the American people that tracking down potential terrorists is really, really hard.”

    Bob Gullickson –
    FBI Agent

  • “If Bush had gotten all panicked about the warning, the terrorists would have already won.”

    Melanie Parrish –
    Psychologist

  • “I told everyone that something bad would happen to America in 2001. I even said the letter 'A' would be involved. But did they listen?”

    Jill Cromartie –
    Caterer

  • “Whoa. Back up. Now, what happened on Sept. 11?”

    Kenneth LeFlore –
    Electrician