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Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006 at 10:51 PM
A lie or just a slip of the tongue? Only Bush's handlers know for sure!
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On Thursday, February 9th, 2006, President George W. Bush said that
“We now know that in October 2001, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the September the 11th attacks, had already set in motion a plan to have terrorist operatives hijack an airplane using shoe bombs to breach the cockpit door and fly the plane into the tallest building on the West Coast. We believe the intended target was Liberty Tower in Los Angeles, California. Rather than use Arab hijackers as he had on September 11, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed sought out young men from Southeast Asia whom he believed would not arouse as much suspicion." The president went on to say, "As the West Coast plot shows, in the war on terror we face a relentless and determined enemy that operates in many nations - so protecting our citizens requires unprecedented cooperation from many nations as well. By working together, we took dangerous terrorists off the streets. By working together, we stopped a catastrophic attack on our homeland."
There is no Liberty Tower located in Los Angeles.
The photos of the building flashed around the country by an unquestioning media are of Library Tower ( www.glasssteelandstone.com/US/CA/LosAngelesLibraryTower.html ) - and the White House later issued a correction admitting the mistake. With his entire administration at stake over the controversy of maintaining surveillance on American citizens without first obtaining court orders, it's hard to imagine Bush making such an error - especially when the speech was so clearly designed to offset the controversy.
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|The terrorists never quit trying
||Monday, Feb. 13, 2006 at 12:42 AM
|think about it --please do
||Monday, Feb. 13, 2006 at 6:48 AM
|CARTOON: "Liberty Tower, Library Tower - Whatever."
||Steve Bell fan
||Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006 at 9:57 AM
|Complete and utter bullshit
||Fredric L. Rice
||Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006 at 1:07 PM
|tower in Los Angeles
||Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 at 2:31 PM
|"what the F#@$ you're talking about" ?
||Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 at 7:18 PM
||Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006 at 1:46 PM
|too bad he wasn't flying
||Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006 at 4:49 PM
||Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006 at 11:15 AM
|good one, Mr. London
||Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006 at 6:13 PM
||Monday, Feb. 27, 2006 at 12:33 AM
|remote control / chemtrails
||Glad you mentioned it
||Monday, Feb. 27, 2006 at 7:29 AM
|battle of Britain
||Wednesday, Mar. 01, 2006 at 8:51 AM
|Meyer's Nuanced Mind
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