George W. Bush, on 6 August 2001, speaking to a foreign policy advisor who has just finished reading a presidential briefing entitled, "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in the U.S.":
"All right, you've covered your ass."
(There followed a five week Bush vacation).
Oh, and one more thing: John McCain was calling for a war with Iraq within days of the 9/11 attacks, on the basis of NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER of Iraqi involvement in them.
Three thousand dead because the laziest, most irresponsible president in our history couldn't be bothered to get off his dead ass and do something.
And now the prospect that we might have, as his successor, someone who makes Bush look like a pacifist.
This nation is in terrible danger. There's no way I can sugar coat it. Unless we act, even more tragedy will befall us.