George W. Bush’s war machine proved unable to eliminate Osama bin Laden
GEORGE W. BUSH
Just 45 minutes after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks started, President George W. Bush responded publicly from Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla., where he had been reading to a second grade class.
“The search is underway for those who were behind these evil acts.”
“Today, we’ve had a national tragedy. Two airplanes have crashed into the World Trade Center in an apparent terrorist attack on our country.”
Returning to Washington aboard Air Force One, Bush worked feverishly on a national address to deliver that evening from the White House.
“The search is underway for those who were behind these evil acts.” They would be brought to justice, he promised. “We will ma...