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Seven minutes

As the world debates “Fahrenheit 9/11’s” credibility, in fact one fact is undeniable: 9/11 happened.

Watching Mr. Bush sit in a child’s chair staring blankly around the room after being told, “Mr. President, the United States is under attack,” was mind-boggling. If you had been told your house was on fire and your children were trapped inside, would you sit for seven minutes thinking about what to do? No, of course not.

If all of the other facts in the movie were fabricated and exaggerated, this one was horrifying to witness first-hand. This “War President” sat in a kindergarten classroom in a child’s chair for seven minutes trying to figure out what to do after the United States had been attacked.

Normal response time? Strong and resolute? Not this man. His blank look in those seven minutes said it all. Our house is on fire. Do we do something about it or “stay the course”?

Take a deep breath and watch for yourself.

Donna Natali-Miller

Nevada City

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