I am provoked to write to you based on the Bush presidency that has been proliferating in your “Letters to the Editor” section.
It appears to me the new film “Fahrenheit 9/11” did not go far enough in its case against the president. One of the glaring omissions in this otherwise magnificent film was left to the viewer’s imagination: what was the connection between President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and the 9/11 hijackers? If the events that unfolded on that horrible, fateful day were engineered ultimately to instill fear into the American public with the goal of supporting war in Iraq, then what role did Bush and Cheney play in the 9/11 drama?
It was made clear that both Bushes’ bosses, the Saudis, were the primary beneficiaries of the 9/11 terrorist attacks (i.e. the Carlyle Group who owned the 11th largest defense contractor in the nation), according to the film. The connection remains to be seen due to a lack of investigation by the film (and a complete lack of competent investigation by either party in either house of Congress). Where is the indignation by the Democrats? Are they not supposed to be protecting us from the administration’s malfeasance?
For this failure, I believe, they lost the majority in the Senate in 2002. Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney continue to be very lucky. If these events were manifested during the Clinton administration, there would be several dozen more rushes to impeachment.