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**UPLOADER’S NOTES** - A couple quick things. The process presented some difficulties with this disc with both Aspect Ratio (letterbox 16:9) and subtitles. I tried to render with multiple settings with three different programs, and it always came out a little wrong. However, if you watch this on VLC at 16:9, it looks fine. No subtitles, though.
Secondly, I fully understand that this is a ‘controversial’ (how I hate that weasel-word) film about an unpopular president made by a sympathetic director (the commentary shows this clearly) regarding an event that conspiracy buffs love to rant about. I have no intention of going into any personal politics here, but I WOULD like to say that I teach history, and this is fairly reasonable account of what the government was doing in the time from 9/11/2001 to 9/20/2001. The comment forums on this film at IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes and 100 other places are loaded with ranting diatribes about every possible opinion of Bush, the war, 9/11, and so on. I am torrenting the film because it wasn’t readily available and I enjoyed it. We can all do without any comments here about how true you think it is, and I say this because Bush Derangement syndrome has gotten so bad that thousands of otherwise rational people believe such things as “he’s worse than Hitler!” or that he causes hurricanes. If you care to comment about the FILM, please do – pro or con – but please spare us a bunch of crap about your conspiracy beliefs or how the liberals are really responsible, or that a pack of smurfs did it, or any other political opinions. You will change no minds at this point, and those of us with reason (left OR right!) are tired of hearing from you.
The notes below are from Wikipedia:
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis is a Docu-Drama which attempts to realistically recreate the events of 9/11 as they unfolded from the perspective of President George W. Bush and his Cabinet. The film follows the 9 days following the attacks up to September 20, 2001, from the initial attacks to the formation of a war cabinet through to the establishment of a new foreign policy; The War on Terror. While the writer still took some dramatic license in certain scenes, the writer himself claimed the goal of the film was to be as close to what happened as possible. A vast amount of research was conducted by Lionel Chetwynd to ensure this was achieved as much as is possible given the highly confidential nature of the work conducted by the President's team during the time. DC 9/11: Time of Crisis was the first project of this sort and was succeeded by The Path to 9/11, in which Penny Johnson Jerald reprised her role as Condoleezza Rice.
The film opens on the morning of September 11, 2001. United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is hosting a breakfast for a number of members of the United States Congress. The purpose of the breakfast was to procure an increase to the defense budget, with Rumsfeld claiming they will soon need the money as something big is likely to occur soon given the rise of Islamic Extremism against the United States.
While the aircraft have been crashed into the World Trade Center, President Bush is at Emma E. Booker Elementary school in Florida. White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card informs Bush that "a second plane has hit the second tower, America is under attack". After 8 - 11 Minutes President Bush prepares to leave the school, he interrupts a reporters question so as to not alarm to school children as to the events unfolding in New York City.
President Bush orders Rumsfeld to take the nation to Defcon 3 and put the military in high alert. He discusses the situation with Vice President Cheney and order the grounding of all Civil aviation. He leaves Florida on Air Force One headed for Washington DC. While in the air, Naval Intelligence uncovers a credible threat against "Angel" (the day’s codeword for Air Force One). The President escort Fighter wing is notified to be on the highest possible alert status.
The United States Secret Service is evacuating all non-essential personnel, While Cabinet members are escorted to the Presidential Emergency Operations Center. Vice-President Cheney and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice are informed that there is an unresponsive aircraft headed for Camp David. Cheney orders the fighters to attempt contact, however if the plane doesn't respond or turn around it is to be shot down. The plane disappears off radar with Cheney assuming he has ordered the deaths if 200 or more US Citizens. President Bush is apprised of the situation and is told reports from the FAA are suggesting that the Air Force didn't shoot down the plane but a group of passengers learned of the event in New York and took matters into their own hands. President Bush wants to be back in Washington DC, and after conferencing with the DCI and other members of his cabinet, he orders the Secret Service to fly him home immediately.
President Bush arrives at the White House that evening and addresses the nation, informing them that they are now in a war on terror. Over the next hours and days, Bush meets countless times with his cabinet to determine an appropriate response, which ultimately lead to his declaration of "if you're not with us, you're against us" and the wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
Timothy Bottoms President George W. Bush
Mary Gordon Murray Laura Bush
Lawrence Pressman Vice-President Dick Cheney
Penny Johnson Jerald NSA Condoleezza Rice
David Fonteno Sec. State Colin Powell
Myron Natwick Sec. Treasury Paul O'Neill
John Cunningham Sec. Defense Donald Rumsfeld
Gregory Itzin AG John Ashcroft
George Takei Sec. Trans. Norman Mineta
Stephen Macht Deputy SecDef Paul Wolfowitz
Gerry Mendicino CIA Director George Tenet
James Carroll FBI Director Robert Mueller
David McIlwraith Chief of Staff Andrew Card
Allan Royal Advisor Karl Rove
Carolyn Scott Special Counselor Karen Hughes
James McGowan Senior Speechwriter Michael Gerson
Debra McGrath Senior Counselor Mary Matalin