I watched Fahrenheit 9/11 a few days ago and found many aspects of movie interesting. Some of ideas discussed within movie I had heard before. Many from newspapers and others from news radio shows or CNN.
The movie starts out showing 2000 Presidential Election. It goes through Florida debacle and shows video clips of what happened on Senate floor. There were several people who testified on behalf of people in Florida about wrong doings. However since no Senator had signed petition it could not be heard. By all recounts that occurred in Florida Al Gore won. The race wasn’t even close.
The next segment showed George Bush’s limousine driving down middle of Washington doing famous walk to White House. However limousine did not stop. It actually kept driving because of largest protest ever was occurring, people throwing vegetables and eggs at his car every chance they had.
After this, it went through part of George Bush going on vacation... For those of you who do not know George Bush has spent more time away from White House than any other President has. Not by visiting other countries or taking new conferences (which he has done least by any president in history) but by visiting his ranch in Texas.
The film then goes onto September 11th. It explains what happened that day by showing a series of videos. It shows where Bush was at time and actually shows exactly what he did as well. While video showing Bush sitting in a classroom full of children while second plane hit World Trade Center a series of other videos show, it introduces Bin Laden family.
The Bin Laden family knew George Bush Jr. and George Bush Sr. way before either became president. The Bin Laden family had money put into Mr. Bush, several million dollars in fact. Since George Bush Sr. would not help Bush create his own business he instead got help from Bin Ladens. Around eight businesses were bought for Mr. Bush, but only one succeeded. The one then was sold to another company where Bush was left on as CEO.
The clip then goes back to George Bush sitting in a classroom eight minutes after he was told about tragedy that happened in New York. He did nothing but sit there in front of children and read to them. Some might think this was a good thing where he could comfort children, however they did not know and couldn’t conjure what had happened. Also Bush did not address American citizens during this time where American people needed to hear from their Commander and Chief.