Armed with the fearsome powers of surveillance that the bureau acquired following 9/11, the FBI has nearly unlimited power to protect those whom it favors while destroying those that it does not.
In the days that followed 9/11, George W. Bush was the very exemplar of the United States presidency.
Following 9/11Continental Airlines was in nowhere near the financial trouble the U.S. government is in now. Yet Continental’s CEO made dramatic cuts to his company’s expenses to ensure economic survival. No one in Washington is making any such proposal for the United States.