The most unusual words were spoken one day before the national tragedy of September 11th 2001, by then Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Absolutely out of the blue, he released startling information to the American public, about an incredibly large amount of US taxpayer money that had somehow just gone missing from the defense budget.
The amount of money missing from the Pentagon was $2.3 trillion. Rumsfeld blamed the loss on military spending.
All of this was quickly forgotten the next day as airplanes slammed into the twin towers and an airborne object struck the Pentagon. Also of course, the plane crash in Pennsylvania of which the coroner said there was no sign of a large airplane and not a single body...
Flag sales in America shot through the roof the day after Rumsfeld's mostly forgotten bombshell of a speech, as rescue workers would for their first of many days, inhale the dust and debris that were once building material in the nation's most auspicious buildings. These rescue workers, their medical care... would be difficult or in some cases, nonexistent.
A lack of resources to pay for health problems incurred by rescue workers, is but one of the myriad stories that would be generated that day, when so many lives were changed.
The next story, would be Osama bin Laden's clear and total denial of any responsibility for the so-called "terrorist attacks" that helped US President George W. Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney, launch wars in Afghanistan, and eventually, Iraq. People should have little confidence that they were given the real facts about September 11th or bin Laden.
I have to wonder too if people reading this adequately comprehend the enormity of $2.3 trillion dollars. In essence, that is enough money to provide every living man, woman and child in America, $8,000 a piece.
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With or without drawing conclusions; Americans who talk about politics have an obligation to acknowledge this speech on Sept. 10th and must understand that much more was taking place in early September 2001 than just the 9/11 attacks. Rumsfeld revealed earth shattering numbers regarding missing trillions, only to have the knowledge disappear in the rubble.