6/28/2004

FUXNews.com - The Truth About 'Fahrenheit 9/11'

FUX News has a new screed on The Truth About 'Fahrenheit 9/11'. SO just for kicks, I think I'll take a stab at this debunking thing.

42% of the first 8 months of the Bush presidency was vacation. FUX says that if you take out weekends at Camp David that gets you down to 13%. I'll do you one better, if you take out sleep time, we're down to 9%, travel has to account for at least 1% and you also have to remove the time spent in front of cameras, so now we're down to what? -14% So in the first 8 months of the Bush presidency he was on the job for 9 months!

"The movie also criticizes Bush for staying inside a Florida classroom full of kids for a full seven minutes after he learned that the country was under attack on Sept. 11, 2001."
"However, the vice chairman of the Sept. 11 commission has said that Bush did the right thing. "

That would be one person's opinion verses another.

White House vs Richgard Clark... I though that at the time Richard Clark was considered "White House Staff" oh yeah and here's what he said:

"it was a conscious decision with complete review at the highest levels of the State Department and the FBI and the White House."

"Moore says that the departing Saudis were not properly processed by the FBI when leaving the country. That too is contradicted by the Sept. 11 commission, which said the Saudis were properly interviewed."

There's a dispute of numbers there. You can look them up 30 were interviewed, 142 flew.

Here's my favorite:
Finally, Moore shows prominent members of the Taliban visiting Texas, implying that they were invited by then-Governor Bush. The Taliban delegation, however, was invited to Houston by UNOCAL (search), a California energy company.

Yep that's a conclusion you could draw. But Moore SAID that they were there to see UNOCAL. Where's the controversy? FUX News not able to come up with a better shot?

"Moore also doesn't mention that the visit was made with the permission of the Clinton administration, which twice met with Taliban members — in 1997 and 1998"

Moore was also very critical of Clinton, and the fact that on the day of the Columbine shooting, the US dropped more bombs on Yugoslavia than on any other day.

Let us not forget that the Mujahideen and Osama himself was supported by Regan and GHW Bush. So... how far back shal we place the blame?

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