Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Question for the 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists:
How Could Clumsy Bush Crowd Pull It Off?

It sickened me to watch and read some of the inevitable coverage of yesterday's fifth anniversary of 9/11. Our idiot president's televised address to the nation was particularly revolting. It all reminded me of the best bumper sticker I've seen lately--"Is it 2008 yet?"--a minimalist lament on how long we've had to put up with this crowd, and how tiresome it's become for lots of Americans.

At the same time, all the tangled conspiracy theories about how the American government supposedly was behind the attacks are getting pretty silly (heck, if there was some substance to them, don't you think Oliver Stone would have made his 9/11 movie about that, rather than about the heart-tugging rescue of some port authority workers?). No matter: about one-third of Americans, according to polls, believe some version of these absurd scenarios.

The writer Gore Vidal may have said it best, in an interview with Progressive Magazine, published in its August issue. Asked if he believed the administration might have been behind the attacks, he had this to say: "I'm willing to believe practically any mischief on the part of the Bush people. No, I don't think they did it, as some conspiracy people think. Why? Because it was too intelligently done. This is beyond the competence of Bush and Cheney and Rumsfield. They couldn't pull off a caper like 9/11. They are too clumsy."


At 3:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I have personally witnessed all types of conspiracy theories unfold. How folks adopt them as gospel and a way of life.

The fact is that you have very little control over these types of events and God knows what the truth is. Interesting as they may all be, everything in moderation.

Most politicians are stupid and clumbsy. Bush, Cheney and Rumsfield have no exclusivity on that. The fact is that these folks are most likely not the ones making the decisions.

It may have been stupidity or US involvment that lead to 911, but one thing is sure the followup has been just as stupid.

Take the great Pearl Harbour disaster; the US received warning about that issue well in advance but chose to ignore or respond. It may be stupidity, ego or ability to process. Either way it happens and there is not a damn thing the average smuck can do about it.

Throw around all the conspiracy theories you want. The only control you have is how you work to resolve the issues that lead up to the problem.

The problem in the middle east has been going on long before the US came into existance and it will probably continue long after.

My 2 bits,

At 3:42 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Many thanks for those two bits.


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