I Remember George Bush on 9/11 Quite Well

RECEIVED Thu., Sept. 8, 2005

Dear Editor,
    A recent letter-writer asked if we remember George W. Bush on 9/11 [“Postmarks,” Sept. 2]. Yes, I remember. I remember seeing him walk across a stage, blinking his eyes, looking for all the world like a confused squirrel, while New Yorkers brought the resources of their city to bear on the immediate emergency. It was only later that he learned to puff out his chest like a peacock in order to create an illusion of strength.
    It was a few days later that he delivered that rootin' tootin' speech, that speech that most of us liked so much. It was the speech where he said, "You're either with us or against us." At the time I thought he meant Saudi Arabia; turns out he meant France and Germany.
    So, yes, I remember George W. Bush on 9/11 quite well.
Margie Hammet
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