Is Bush An Idiot?
How else do you describe his inability to come to terms with either the English language or basic, logical truths? A month before 9/11, he read a memo describing "patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings or other types of attacks, including recent surveillance of federal buildings in New York." His response:
'There was nothing in there that said, you know, there's an imminent attack. There was nothing in this report to me that said, 'oh, by the way, we've got intelligence that says something is about to happen in America.'
Maybe the FBI should have included pictures in their presidential memos, or delivered them in cartoon format? Maybe they should have marked them up with fat red textas highlighting the words "hijacking" and "attacks" and adding notes saying "This Means Danger!!!"
The good news is that Bush is set to face again the Press tomorrow. It will be the first "real" press conference of 2004, if you call staged and vetted questioning from selected media outlets "real".