Saturday, February 28, 2004

Four for 500, One for 9-11

The White House announced that the panel investigating the September 11 attacks on the United States will get only one hour to ask President George W. Bush what he knew about the events that lead to the suicide airline hijackings.

White House spokesman Scott McClellan answered, "They are looking at an hour as you pointed out," when asked whether he could confirm reports that the president was limiting the meeting to an hour.

Just a few weeks ago, Mr. Bush set aside over four hours to watch NASCAR's Daytona 500, but now he cannot spare more than a single hour for the commission charged with examining lapses in intelligence and national security in the months before the attacks. Don't American's looking for answers -- especially the families of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon -- deserve as much of the president's time and attention as NASCAR received.

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