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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-20-04 07:53 AM
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17. I think he lied deliberately
He would have been shown the TV coverage of the second plane hitting shortly after it happened (we know he was in the classroom when it happened), and I could forgive him for saying he saw that 'live'. By then, his reaction could never have been 'what a lousy pilot' - he knew it was on purpose - he'd already been told about the first plane.

He also might have thought, on being told of the first plane hitting, "what a lousy pilot" - first reports in the media were confused, and anyone, just given the fact that a plane had hit the tower, without details of visibility, how it had hit, etc. might have thought that (my first thought on hearing it was of the bomber that hit the Empire State Building in, I believe, fog).

But to, more than once, conflate these two incidents (which must be clear in his mind - it's the defining moment of his presidency, and we know he sat for several minutes in the classroom trying to absorb what had happened, and, I'd hope, thinking what he was going to do; so by the time he saw the video, we know he was looking at confirmation of what he'd already been told) is to lie. He's taken his reaction to the first (a 'common' reaction) and put it after the second (a 'common' experience) to make him look like 'one of us'. It's not a slip of the tongue either - he's very explicit about a TV being set up for him to watch, and we know that can only refer to the second plane.
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