“I want to get home as soon as possible,” Bush said. “I don’t want whoever this is holding me outside Washington.”
An aide responded: “Our people are saying it’s too unsteady still.”
Bush said that was the message he was hearing from Cheney as well.
Bush chief of staff Andy Card said, “The right thing is to let the dust settle.”
Fleischer’s notes include an eerie reference to a communication heard on the plane from the ground that “Angel is next.” Because Air Force One’s codename at the time was “angel,” there was worry onboard that the plane was a target.
He said an armed guard was stationed outside the door leading to the Air Force One cockpit, just in case someone was a threat on the plane itself.
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