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Bushology Interactive:
2000 - 2004

The Bush II Administration

4.  September 11 and the aftermath

9-11 archives:  New York Times and Washington Post.
Also see:  The New York Times's "Portraits of Grief."

Also see:  Notes from a suicide manual

Preparing for the worst
CNS chart:  Al-Qaeda's weapons of mass destruction activities

CDC:  Everything you ever wanted to know about anthrax, smallpox, and other biological diseases.

Personal Preparedness Guide  (by the Washington Post)

--Christopher Lee, Washington Post, "Federal Agencies Prepare for War:  Employees Get Supplies and Training in Readiness for Possible Terror Strikes," March 18, 2003.
Law enforcement

The FBI's Most Wanted Lists.

FindLaw:  A summary of civil and criminal terror cases
The smoking gun:  Transcript of Osama bin Laden videotape.  (Released on 12-13-2001.)
--Smoking gun II:  Transcript of Osama bin Laden videotape.  (Released on 12-26-2001).

--Smoking gun III:  Summary of Osama bin Laden interview.  (Released on 2-1-2002).

--The purported Bin Laden tape, Is this murderer still alive?  (Released on 11-12-2002).

* Peter Finn, Washington Post, "Bin Laden Used Ruse to Flee," January 21, 2003.
--Yes, this murderer appears to be still alive.  (Released on 2-11-2003).

--More from the murderer.  (Released on 9-10-2003).

--Kamran Khan and Susan Schmidt, Washington Post, "Arrest of Comrade Led To Mohammed's Capture," March 3, 2003.

--James Risen, New York Times, "U.S. Says Suspect Tied to 9/11 and Qaeda Is Captured in Raid," September 14, 2002.

--James Risen, New York Times, "U.S. Failed to Act on Warnings in '98 of a Plane Attack," September 19, 2002.

--Also see:  Military Studies in the Jihad Against the Tyrants  (Bin Laden's terrorism bible, published by the Smoking Gun)
Danny Pearl
No byline, Wall Street Journal, "Reporter Daniel Pearl Is Dead, Killed by His Captors in Pakistan," February 22, 2002.
--Editorial, Wall Street Journal, "Daniel Pearl, RIP," February 22, 2002.
Re:  "The Shadow Government"
Barton Gellman and Susan Schmidt, Washington Post, "Shadow Government Is at Work in Secret After Attacks," March 1, 2002.
--Amy Goldstein and Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post, "Congress Not Advised Of Shadow Government," March 2, 2002.
Barton Gellman, Washington Post, "Before Sept. 11, Unshared Clues and Unshaped Policy," May 17, 2002.
--Alison Mitchell, New York Times, "Democrats Say Bush Must Give Full Disclosure," May 17, 2002.

--Editorial, New York Times, "The Blame Game," May 17, 2002.

* Howard Kurtz, Washington Post, "The News That Didn't Fit To Print
In the N.Y. Times, No Room for Terror," June 10, 2002.
Michael Hirsh and Michael Isikoff, Newsweek, "What Went Wrong - The inside story of the missed signals and intelligence failures that raise a chilling question:  Did September 11 have to happen?," May 27, 2002.

Howard Kurtz, Washington Post, "Journalists See An Alarming Trend in Terror Warnings," May 27, 2002.

--Also read:  Mark Jurkowitz, Boston Globe, "News media try to give public fair warnings," May 30, 2002.
Romesh Ratnesar and Michael Weisskopf, Time, "How the FBI Blew the Case," June 3, 2002.
--Coleen Rowley's memo to FBI Director Robert Mueller, May 21, 2002.
Seymour M. Hersh, New Yorker, "Mixed Messages:  Why the government didn't know what it knew," June 3, 2002.

Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman, Newsweek, "The Hijackers We Let Escape," June 10, 2002.

The new bureaucracy
The Bush proposal:  The Department of Homeland Security.
--Elisabeth Bumiller and David E. Sanger, New York Times, "Bush, as Terror Inquiry Swirls, Seeks Cabinet Post on Security," June 7, 2002.

--David Firestone, New York Times, "Senate Votes, 90-9, to Set Up Homeland Security Department Geared to Fight Terrorism," November 20, 2002.

The Department of Homeland Security
--Mark Leibovich, Washington Post, "The Image of Security:  Homeland Chief Tom Ridge, Keeping Up His Appearances," May 22, 2003.
* Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post, "A Family Affair at Homeland Security," July 3, 2003.  (More hypocrisy from the Hutchinson brothers, Asa and Tim)  (Duck and cover for the 21st Century)
One-year commemorations

New York Times


Washington Post

Congressional committees - Joint inquiry into September 11: 
U.S. Senate Committee on Intelligence.

U.S. House Permanent Select Committee On Intelligence.

--Dana Priest, Washington Post, "Hill Panel, CIA-Led Group Fight Over Sept. 11 Papers," May 1, 2003.

--Frank Davies, Knight Ridder, "White House refuses to release Sept. 11 info," May 5, 2003.

Also see:
Morris Smith, Democratic Underground,
On those blaming anything and everything on Bill Clinton, October 13, 2001

 Bill Moyers, The Nation,
"Which America Will We Be Now?" November 19, 2001.

Albert R. Hunt, Wall Street Journal,
"The Gore Nightmare," December 1, 2001.

David E. Rosenbaum, New York Times,
"The Challenge:  Criticizing Bush's Policies Without Attacking Bush," December 9, 2001.

Barton Gellman, Washington Post,
"Broad Effort Launched After '98 Attacks," (Part 1) December 19, 2001;

"Struggles Inside the Government Defined Campaign," (Part 2), December 20, 2001.

--Barton Gellman, Washington Post, "A Strategy's Cautious Evolution:  Before Sept. 11, the Bush Anti-Terror Effort Was Mostly Ambition," (Part 1 & Part 2), January 20, 2002.
Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times, "Let's Roll," January 2, 2002.

Joan Konner, Newsday, "Media's Patriotism Provides a Shield for Bush," January 9, 2002.

Tim Weiner, New York Times, "The CIA's Domestic Reach," January 20, 2002.

Bob Woodward & Dan Balz, Washington Post, "10 Days in September:  Inside the War Cabinet,"

Part One (September 11):  Segment One & Segment Two, January 27, 2002.

Part Two (September 12):  Segment One & Segment Two, January 28, 2002.

Part Three (September 13):  Segment One & Segment Two, January 29, 2002.

Part Four (September 14):  Segment One & Segment Two, January 30, 2002.

Part Five (September 15):  Segment One & Segment Two, January 31, 2002.

Part Six (September 16-17):  One Segment, February 1, 2002.

Part Seven (September 18-20):  One Segment, February 2, 2002.

Part Eight, "Bush Awaits History's Judgment:  President's Scorecard Shows Much Left to Do," February 3, 2002.

John Lancaster, Washington Post, "'Halo' Cows Democrats," February 11, 2002.

Paul Glastris, Washington Monthly, "Why Can't the Democrats Get Tough," March 2002.

Karen DeYoung and Walter Pincus, Washington Post, "Crises Strain Bush Policies:  Friends, Foes Find Lack of Coherence in Foreign Affairs," April 21, 2002.

Mike Allen, Washington Post, "Bush Faces Sustained Dissension on the Right," April 22, 2002.

Bill Keller, New York Times, "Nuclear Nightmares," May 26, 2002.

Karen DeYoung and Mike Allen, Washington Post, "Bush Shifts Strategy From Deterrence to Dominance," September 21, 2002.

Daschle's Remarks From the Senate Floor, September 25, 2002.

James Risen and David Johnston, New York Times, "Bush Has Widened Authority of C.I.A. to Kill Terrorists," December 15, 2002.

Maureen Dowd, New York Times, "Pass the duct tape," February 12, 2003.

--Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "Q&A:  What Steps to Take Before, After Attack," February 16, 2003.
Jane Wallace, PBS/NOW, "Interview with Seymour Hersh," February 21, 2003.

Fareed Zakaria, Newsweek, "The Arrogant Empire:  America’s unprecedented power scares the world, and the Bush administration has only made it worse.  How we got here—and what we can do about it now," March 24, 2003.

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