"We were only in office 233 days"
Mr Bush was amidst the longest vacation of any White House resident - even elected ones, in the last 32 years of Presidential history, when he recieved the August 6, 2001 Presidential Daily Briefing (here in .pdf form) entitled "Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States".
That same day the Washington Post reported:
"By the time President Bush returns to Washington on Labor Day after the longest presidential vacation in 32 years, he will have spent all or part of 54 days since the inauguration at his parched but beloved ranch. That's almost a quarter of his presidency. Throw in four days last month at his parents' seaside estate in Kennebunkport, Maine, and 38 full or partial days at the presidential retreat at Camp David, and Bush will have spent 42 percent of his presidency at vacation spots or en route."
42 percent of his "Presidency" farting around. "Good work if you can get it", as the old saying goes. Perhaps Mr Cheney was at the helm? Like Mr Bush's brother Jeb, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Perle, Bolton, Armitage, Libby, Feith and Woolsey, Cheney needed a Pearl Harbor type event to get the remaking of the Middle East- and World underway, as spelled out in The Plan for the New American Century paper.
Sounds "tinfoil hat-ish" must be a coincidence...
I don't believe in beating dead horses, but there's a bunch of lame ones running around here." -- 9/11 Commissioner James Thompson (R)
The WaPo article "Bush Gave No Sign of Worry In August 2001" spells out the presidents concerns during his vacation time pretty clearly. Terrorism seemingly is not among them. You be the judge.
Bottom line: Mr Bush didn't act during his vacation, nor did his underlings, to stem a bona fide threat to the people of America.
Lame horses? Try elephants.