Bush authorised the US military to shoot down an Iberia plane during the 11-S crisis

Most Spanish news sources today publish the story that in the confused first hours of the 11-S terrorist attacks against the US , George Bush ordered the US military to shoot down a plane belonging to Iberia Airlines. According to NBC, one of the facts to come out of Bush and Cheney’s appearance before the comission investigating the 11-S attacks is that the first hours were ones of much confusion and in the midst of that confusion the authorities were scared that more attacks would occur. One of the possible feared sources of such an attack was the Iberia Airlines plane. President Bush gave permision for the plane to be shot down after he arrived at Strategic Command in Omaha (Nebraska), but fortunately by that time the plane had turned round and was on its way back to Madrid.