NYPD aerial from a collection of 9/11 aerials obtained by ABC News via a Freedom of Information request. Funny how they wanted these but continue to hide their own videos from public view.
More than eight years later, the emotion is still almost fresh. None of those people above the strike line (fire on right) had a chance.
Indeed, as John Hinderaker says, the Bush administration response was measured and restrained. Too restrained for some tastes.