Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004): Prince Bandar and Bush

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The clip Prince Bandar and Bush from Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

Good. Thank you very much.
It turns out that S...
The clip Prince Bandar and Bush from Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

Good. Thank you very much.
It turns out that Saudi Prince Bandar is perhaps...
...the best-protected ambassador in the U.S.
The U.S. State Department provides him with a six-man security detail.
Considering how he and his family and the Saudi elite...
...own 7 percent of America, it's probably not a bad idea.
Prince Bandar was so close to the Bushes...
...they considered him a member of the family.
They even had a nickname for him: Bandar Bush.
Two nights after September 11 th, George Bush invited Bandar Bush...
...over to the White House for a private dinner and a talk.
Even though bin Laden was a Saudi...
...and Saudi money had funded al Qaeda...
...and 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis...
...here was the Saudi ambassador, casually dining with the president...
...on September 13th.
What were they talking about?
Were they commiserating or comparing notes?
Why would Bandar's government...
...block American investigators from talking to the relatives...
...of the 15 hijackers?
Why would Saudi Arabia become reluctant...
...to freeze the hijackers' assets?
The two of them walked out on the Truman Balcony...
...so that Bandar could smoke a cigar and have a drink.
In the distance, across the Potomac, was the Pentagon, partially in ruins.
I wonder if Mr. Bush told Prince Bandar not to worry...
...because he already had a plan in motion.
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