'NORAD provided us and the public with a highly erroneous history of what happened ...'
On Sept. 11, 2001, former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton was at a conference in Leavenworth, Wash. He'd gone out for an early morning run when he got word a plane had flown into the World Trade Center in New York. He drove home to Seattle over a Steven's Pass, which had almost no traffic on it, trying to absorb the news of the attacks.
Gorton was later tapped to serve on the 9/11 Commission by President George Bush. He considers the work he did some of the most important of his life.