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  •  It's my guess that the final product was (1+ / 0-)
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    a revision of a revision.  Whoever penned the boiler plate platitudes that George pronounced on such occasions (and always needed a script for, it seems) was not likely clued in to what was about to go down.

    It would be my guess that, in the first paragraph, the only change involved "difficult moment," which may have started out as "important period."

    The second paragraph is appropriate to the occasion until it gets to

    and to conduct a full-scale investigation to hunt down and to find those folks who committed this act. Terrorism against our nation will not stand.

    Although the phone contacts mentioned in the first part hadn't actually taken place, it was what a staff person expected to have occurred and what the staff tried to accomplish, though the connections didn't work.  Besides, the President often takes credit for the work product of his aids.
    The sentence about hunting down folks makes no sense, since, at that point in time, all one could assume was that the perpetrators were all dead.  Nor was there evidence of terrorists at that point in time.  So, especially considering the disinterest Bush had displayed towards the terror threat, the reference to terrorists seems to be pulled out of thin air, unless there was another agenda in play.

    How do you tell a predator from a protector? The predator will eat you sooner rather than later.

    by hannah on Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 11:46:07 AM PDT

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    •  Thanks for your detailed response. I (0+ / 0-)

      found it very interesting.

      A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else. John Burroughs

      by Amber6541 on Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 04:49:26 PM PDT

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