Someone commenting on another thread raised this issue, but its worth paying greater attention to. On August 5 John Kerry hammered the president for the way he reacted to 9/11. "Had I been reading to children and had my top aide whispered in my ear, America is under attack," he told reporters, "I would have told those kids very politely and nicely that the president of the United States had something that he needed to attend to -- and I would have attended to it." This is something that filmmaker/gasbag Michael Moore attacked Bush for in "Fahrenheit 9/11," and its the subject of a screed by Bill Maher which is on Moores web site.
Fair enough, but if this is to be a campaign issue, its worth considering how Kerry reacted to the news that morning. Heres what he told Larry King on July 8:
"I was in the Capitol. Wed just had a meeting -- wed just come into a leadership meeting in Tom Daschles office, looking out at the Capitol. And as I came in, Barbara Boxer and Harry Reid were standing there, and we watched the second plane come in to the building. And we shortly thereafter sat down at the table and then we just realized nobody could think, and then boom, right behind us, we saw the cloud of explosion at the Pentagon."
Once again, we must ask which John Kerry we are to believe.