Part 1: Bush Administration
National Security Council
March 18, 2004
Dick Cheney, Vice President of the United States
1. Please discuss the advice and plans of the Energy Advisory Council specifically
as they relate to pipeline development and gas/oil exploration in Afghanistan,
Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries, and the feasibility of such development
or exploration specifically in those two countries in 2001.
2., Please describe any discussions/negotiations between the Taliban
and either public or private agents prior to September 11th regarding
Osama bin Laden and/or rights to pass a pipeline through Afghanistan,
or any other subject pertaining to Afghanistan.
•Specifically, what were the discussions/negotiations about?
•Expand upon the discussions, agreements, or threatening remarks that were
3. On the morning of September 11th, when did you first become
aware that America was under attack?
Who informed you?
4. Besides ensuring the succession to the Presidency, is there a defense
protocol to follow in the event our nation is attacked? Was it followed?
5. What subsequent actions did you take to defend our nation?
•Did you have open lines with the Secret Service, NORAD, the FAA and DOD?
•Who was in the Situation Room with you?
•Was Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld or anyone at the Pentagon
informed that we were under attack? If so, at what time was the Pentagon informed?
If not Rumsfeld, who?
•Why wasn’t the Pentagon defended?
•Did you consult with President Bush about all decisions?
6. Was the order given to shoot down Flight 93?
7. Please explain your opposition to the creation of an independent commission
to investigate 9/11 and your request that Senator Daschle quash an investigation.
8. The Hart Rudman Report was released in January, 2001, which predicted
a catastrophic terrorist attack within the United States. Yet the White House
apparently set aside the recommendations and announced in May that you
would study the issue of domestic terrorism. Apparently, responsibility
for dealing with the problem was then passed to the Federal Emergency
Management Agency Director, Joe Allbaugh. Congress had been willing to
support the recommendations.
•In addressing the issue of domestic terrorism, which you were asked to oversee
by President Bush in May, 2001, whom did you consult and/or from whom did you request
•What were your findings on the threat level?
•What recommendations for improved security resulted from your study of domestic terrorism?
When were they made and to whom?
•What coordinated plans of action, directives or protocols developed as a result?
•Were those recommendations carried out following the September 11th attacks?
9. Why were the recommendations of the Hart Rudman Report ignored?
10. Were you given Cipro on the evening of September 11? If so, why?
“At least some White House personnel were given Cipro six weeks ago.
White House officials won't discuss that, or who might be receiving
the anthrax-treating antibiotic now…
On the night of the Sept. 11 attacks, the White House Medical Office
dispensed Cipro to staff accompanying Vice President Dick Cheney as
he was secreted off to the safety of Camp David, and told them it was
a precaution, according to one person directly involved.”
11. Please provide the names of anyone else who received Cipro
in advance of the anthrax attacks.
12. What level of support can the 9/11 Commission expect with
regard to enacting the changes that they recommend?