You have great 20/20 hindsight son.<quoted text>
According to the report. Chenney and his wife was moved down several flights of stairs to a tunnel deep under the White House.
"Halfway down the tunnel was a secure telephone, a bench and a television. Cheney asked to speak to the president. By the time the call was connected, according to the report, Cheney had flipped on a television to see smoke pouring out of the Pentagon."
Cheney remembered talking to the president and getting approval for the order. What difference did it make if it occurred in the tunnel which is documented or in the command room?
Also, so what if there was an order? By the time it reached Rumsfield all the attacks had already occurred.
Your article seems short on facts and long on opinion.
It's clear Cheney felt he was 'president' and had the right to shoot American planes AND kill Americans over American soil.
Boy, and you people are so up in arms about overseas.