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In this article by Roger Ebert about a scene from Michael Moore's new film "Fahrenheit 9/11", he says:

One of its most talked-about scenes claims Bush remained in a Florida classroom, reading a book to children, for seven minutes after learning of the attack on the World Trade Center, until aides finally had to ask him to leave.

First of all, this is one of the most talked-about scenes in the movie? You've got to be shitting me, right?

Seven minutes? Michael Moore is actually criticizing the President for waiting a whole, gawdawful 7 minutes before leaving the school and boarding Air Force One?

Now, friends and neighbors, I've seen some pathetically petty criticisms of George W. Bush, exacerbated by the fact that there are very real things to mercilessly criticize him about, but this has to take the effing cake.

There were people on the scene, experts at all levels, who weren't really sure what had happened hours after the attack. Last month, Rudolph Guliani noted in testimony before Congress that nobody was really sure what was going on, whether the first plane was just a horrible accident or a deliberate act. But when he saw the second plane hit (18 minutes later), he knew it was no accident.

Within 45 minutes of the first plane hitting the WTC, Bush addressed the nation, saying America had suffered an "apparent terrorist attack."

Just how fast did Moore want Bush to respond? 5 minutes? 2? And what the hell did he expect him to do? He left the school well before the second plane hit, well before it was clear it was a terrorist incident. As far as anyone knew at that point it could have been an accident. I wouldn't have criticized Bush if he'd only reacted until after the second plane hit, when it was clear that this was no accident.

So if this is the most riveting accusation in Fahrenheit 9/11, I'm afraid I'm going to give it a pass. It sounds, from what I've heard of it so far, to be a pretty shallow bit of Bush-bashing.

[Update: Okay, it was pointed out to me that Bush stayed after being informed about the second plane hitting the WTC. After a fair amount of searching, I can't seem to find a reliable timeline of that morning. A search pops up a boatload of idiotic conspiracy-theory sites about how Bush knew about the attack ahead of time. None of the sites I've seen, though, have disputed that the first plane hit around 8:45, the second around 9:00, and Bush addressed the nation about 9:30.]

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