The US Presidential election in 2000 took place on the 7th of November. The two main challengers were, of course George W. Bush, and Al Gore.
During the campaign, Bush stated "I don't think our troops ought to be used for what's called nation-building." Rather interesting when you consider what followed.
There were various legal battles which followed the election, however, Gore, despite having the popular vote behind him conceded victory to Bush because of a US Supreme Court ruling.
So, despite the fact that Gore won the popular vote, and that Database Technologies had wiped thousands of people's names off the Florida voters registers in a rather criminal manner, Bush grabbed the White House, and the Democrats sat back, for the sake of "national unity". Perhaps you'd call it subserviance.
On the 11th of September, 2001, a terrible attack took place, whereby four US commercial airliners were hijacked, two crashed into the World Trade Center towers in New York, one into the Pentagon, and the other in Pennsylvania.
On that same day, Ari Fleisher, then White House press secretary gave this briefing:
Q Had there been any warnings that the President knew of?
MR. FLEISCHER: No warnings.
Q Does the President...is he concerned about the fact that this attack of this severity happened with no warning?
MR. FLEISCHER: First things first: his concern is with the safety of people who have lost their ? the health and security of the American people and with the families of those who have lost their lives. There will come an appropriate time to do all appropriate look backs. His focus is on events this morning.
No warnings? Liar. How about you Condoleeza, you were a National Security Adviser at the time, you've since been promoted to US secretary of State, did you say there were no warnings as well?
"I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile - a hijacked airplane as a missile."