Letters to the Editor

Bush ignored Sept. 11 warnings

In regard to the Jan. 15 editorial, "Judging Bush with a bird's eye": The author writes, "Presidents often enter the Oval Office only to be overwhelmed by surprises. For Bush, Sept. 11 was his shocker."

We cannot ignore the fact that President Bush and his team chose to ignore the warnings about Osama bin Laden from the Clinton administration, and even worse, they chose to ignore the more specific warning that bin Laden was determined to strike inside the US.

There was no legitimate reason for the attacks on Sept. 11 to have been such a surprise. I submit that we were attacked because the Bush administration chose to ignore the warnings.

Mary Collins
Mt. Rest, S.C.

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