Thursday, January 15, 2009

Osama Being Geese: Mission Accomplished Farewell

drawing by marguerita
The accident involving the jet, which took off from La Guardia Airport, would be unusual, though, because both of the plane’s engines appeared to have been damaged by birds, aviation experts said on Thursday.Federal investigators are pursuing early indications that the US Airways jet that crash-landed in the Hudson River was struck by geese shortly after taking off — a type of collision that has caused problems for pilots since soon after the first airplane flight.“There is legitimate debate about many of these decisions, but there can be little debate about the results,” Mr. Bush said. “America has gone more than seven years without another terrorist attack on our soil.”
The president spoke to the nation from the East Room of the White House before an audience of nearly 200 people, including family, friends and members of the Cabinet. He also invited about 50 people whom he had met at some point in his presidency, many of whom were parents of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan or families members of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
With a touch of nostalgia for his accomplishments and an air of defiance to his critics, Mr. Bush took Americans back to the first night that he addressed them from the White House only hours after terror had struck American soil and killed nearly 3,000 people in New York. from the NYTimes

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