"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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I do not know what was really going on that day, and I was not in the city, but being that I was only a few miles away and had a excellent view of both AF1 and the Fighter escort flying extremely low and in a formation that had the smaller plane just aft and alongside the larger I can see how some could have easily mistaken it for it being in pursuit.
You have to consider that AF1 is a enormously large plane that is hard to mistake or miss, and for anyone that was either at ground zero or had a strong connection etc this would put them into defense mode real quick.
All politics aside I have to wonder what really was the purpose as no one that can avoid soiling themselves regularly would have a problem understanding that this whole thing was not a good idea.
Last edited by LennyD; 05-04-09 at 10:25 PM.
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