Has Donald Rumsfeld Forgot The Heroes of 9/11?
Donald Rumsfeld may be over 70 years old, but even his elder age is no excuse for forgetting a key detail of the 9/11 attacks. When Rumsfeld made a "surprise trip" to Iraq on Christmas Eve, he referred to Flight 93 -- the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania only after the heroism of the passengers of the flight ("Let's Roll") -- as having been "shot down."
Mr. Secretary, that plane was not "shot down." Men and women who redefined American patriotism and heroism insured that Flight 93 did not reach a target that was presumed to be in Washington, D.C., perhaps even the White House. How can you forget these American heroes, Mr. Secretary?