Bowman outlined how the drills on the morning of 9/11 that simulated planes crashing into buildings on the east coast were used as a cover to dupe unwitting air defense personnel into not responding quickly enough to stop the attack.
â€śThe exercises that went on that morning simulating the exact kind of thing that was happening so confused the people in the FAA and NORADâ€¦.that they didnâ€™t they didnâ€™t know what was real and what was part of the exercise,â€ť said Bowman
â€śI think the people who planned and carried out those exercises, theyâ€™re the ones that should be the object of investigation.â€ť
Asked if he could name a prime suspect who was the likely architect behind the attacks, Bowman stated, â€śIf I had to narrow it down to one personâ€¦.I think my prime suspect would be Dick Cheney.â€ť
Bowman said that privately his military fighter pilot peers and colleagues did not disagree with his sentiments about the real story behind 9/11.