If you read only one item today about the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, this should be your choice.
Politico's "We're The Only Plane In The Sky," now two years old, is a blow-by-blow of President Bush and his administration's response that day. And it's not a traditional narrative written by a reporter. It allows the people within the Bush administration -- including those who were with the president that day -- to describe, in their own words, what happened.
Politico writes: "This oral history, based on more than 40 hours of original interviews with more than two dozen of the passengers, crew and press aboard—including many who have never spoken publicly about what they witnessed that day—traces the story of how an untested president, a sidearm-carrying general, top aides, the Secret Service and the Cipro-wielding White House physician, as well as five reporters, four radio operators, three pilots, two congressmen and a stenographer responded to 9/11."
-- Phillip Tutor