- json version
- email this article
- view hidden posts
- tags and related articles
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006 at 10:51 PM
A lie or just a slip of the tongue? Only Bush's handlers know for sure!
library_tower.jpg, image/jpeg, 200x267
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 ( http://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.
Report this post as:
LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 19 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
|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
||Wednesday, Mar. 01, 2006 at 10:44 AM
||Wednesday, Mar. 01, 2006 at 11:07 AM
||Wednesday, Mar. 01, 2006 at 1:54 PM
In LA, San Diego, Sacramento and 147 Other Cities, McD And Other Fast Food Workers Picket
Did LA pro-Israel group conceal right-wing identity from Hollywood celebs and media?
Stop Circus Animal Suffering – Protestors Urge Audiences to Shun the Wild Animal Circus
Anti-blackracism in the U.S.
New Zine on Activist Collective Living
LA Fields Two Marches Against Police Executions Photoset 2 of 2
LA Fields Two Marches Against Police Executions Photoset 1of 2
Running Down the Walls 2014
Weaving the Past: Journey of Discovery Extends Exclusive Engagement
Los Angeles Declares “Hands Up!” in Peaceful Protest of LAPD Murder of Ezell Ford
Ezell Ford and Ferguson Solidarity
Family and Supporters of #Justice4Fords Protest LAPD Execution of Ezell Ford in South L.A.
Southern California Swarms to Save the Bees in Solidarity with Honey Bee Day Around the Gl
More Local News...
From Scarcity to Glut?
Chinese Spring? Hong Kong rebels
ILWU denounces Oakland Block the boat action
Obama's Phony War on Islamic State Militants
Making Sense of the CETA, 128 pp
Obama Targets Free Expression
8 Reasons Why Congress Should Vote No on Training and Funding Syrian Rebels
America: Humanity's Greatest Threat
Philippines: Dismantling the Marcoses' "Empire of Memory"
MSM Support Brazen Lawlessness
Irresponsible New York Times Presstitution
Israel: Guilty of Genocidal High Crimes
Bombs Away: Official US Policy
Paraphysique de la déontologie
Britain: Washington's Convenient Pawn
American parents stand up for Tammy and Jonah Rief
Argentina Faces US Contempt Hearing
ISIS is a CIA Inspired 'Frankenstein' Monster Designed to Villify Islam
Obama Wants Regime Change in Russia
Asian Socialism Conference in the Philippines
Wheat Gluten May Cause Symptoms of Depression and Paranoia
Reactiions to Obama's UN Address
Vice News reporting from besieged Kobane in north Syria
Why a Global Wealth Tax Reduces Inequality
Obama's Demagogic UN Address
Guardians of the Galaxy, Comics, Movies and a new Cosmology
Spiritualists, Science and Subjective and Objective Realities
More Breaking News...