Condi Rice Yelled At George W. Bush On 9/11, Then Hung Up On Him
When George W. Bush wanted to come back to D.C. on 9/11, National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice told him in no uncertain terms he couldn’t do that for his own safety, Rice revealed in a British documentary.
“The president got on the phone and he said: ‘I’m coming back,'” Rice recounted to the documentary. “I said: ‘You cannot come back here. The United States of America is under attack. You have to go to safety. We don’t know what is going on here.'”
“He said, ‘I’m coming back.’ I said, ‘You can’t.'”
“I said to him in a raised voice — and I had never raised my voice to the president before — ‘You cannot come back here.’ I hung up.”
Rice said Bush was “quite annoyed with me to say the least.”
Bush gave orders to shoot down any commercial airliner that was not responding.
And when United 93 came down Ms Rice and the other officials believed it may have been shot out of the sky.
She said: “Everyone in that room thinks that perhaps it’s been shot down. I got on the phone with somebody at the National Military Command Centre… just saying: ‘You must know whether or not you you’ve shot down a commercial airliner or not.’
“That was just a horrible thought that the American air force would have shot down innocent civilians, that was a horrible thought.”Click here for reuse options!
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