USA Today, New York Post, Newsweek, People, Associated Press
Originally Posted by Marge
They did? Where is that article?
, for starters. All of these sources directly quote the Commission's report.
Moore tries to claim that the Bush family was connected to the Bin Laden family.
FACT: as a young man, Pres. Bush received $50,000 from James Bath, a financial advisor to a brother of Osama bin Laden. This is a VERY shaky connection. (Remember, bin Laden comes from a family of about 40-50 children).
Moore charges that Saudi royals and members of the bin Laden family were allowed to fly out of the US, when all other flights had been grounded.
FACT: NO Saudi planes left the ground, before air travel officially resumed and none of the Saudis who left had terrorist ties.
Moore asserts that Bush Sr.'s financial interests prompted the invasion of Iraq, citing that he was once an advisor to the Carlylr Group, a private global investment firm. The Carlyle group owned part of a defense contractor that makes US Army vehicles.
FACT: To avoid conflicts of interest, the former president had NO finacial stake in any company that did business with the government.
Rather than depend upon the word of a blatant self-promoter, who exploits tragedies, in order to further his own political agenda, people should read the report, for themselves.