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Van Jones, Obama's highly regarded--amongst greenies, anyway--green jobs czar with a colorful past is under serious fire, particularly from Glenn Beck and Fox News.
Today's big bomb shell on Van Jones is that he signed a 9/11 truther statement:
Fox News: President Obama's "green jobs" adviser could become a mounting liability for the Obama administration, as the latest revelation about Van Jones shows his belief that the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks could have been an inside job.
Jones joined the "9/11 truther" movement by signing a statement in 2004 calling for then-New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and others to launch an investigation into evidence that suggests "people within the current administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war."
"In recent days some in the news media have reported on past statements I made before I joined the administration – some of which were made years ago," he said in a statement provided to the Washington Times. "If I have offended anyone with statements I made in the past, I apologize. As for the petition that was circulated today, I do not agree with this statement and it certainly does not reflect my views now or ever.”
Originally posted by vor78
"If I have offended anyone with statements I made in the past, I apologize. As for the petition that was circulated today, I do not agree with this statement and it certainly does not reflect my views now or ever.”
Originally posted by drwizardphd
Good for him.
It's a shame he's apologizing. I honestly wish he wouldn't have.
I hope he doesn't quit. I hope he doesn't renege his statements. I hope he continues to push for the truth that we all deserve to hear.
This man has nothing to apologize for. He, like many of us (including what is likely the majority on this site), can see through the obvious lies and deceptions surrounding the events on 9/11. We need more people like him, who are in a position to raise eyebrows, to speak out on this before it becomes buried in time like the JFK fiasco.
Originally posted by RRconservative
I wonder if there is room under Obama's bus for Van Jones? He could join his grandmother, Reverend Wright, Bill Ayres, Tony Rezko et al.?
After seeing so many of his 'closest allies' getting thrown under the bus just so he could get elected... I mean, people almost completely throwing away their honor and careers... Would anyone want to step up into one of this Administrations high-level positions knowing that they may need to sacrifice their pass and become nothing more than pot hole filler?
Originally posted by jam321
If he goes, will he feel resentment toward Obama for dumping him?
If he goes, will Obama still use him as an unofficial advisor?
Will people be labeled racist for looking into this guy?
Lots of questions.
This will be a tough call for Obama. Obama doesn't really need all the distraction but at the same time letting him go will also cause distraction.
All I know is that somebody didn't vet this guy as good as they should have.
The White House brushed aside mounting questions about controversial green jobs czar Van Jones on Friday, even as congressional Republicans demanded Jones's resignation and some prominent Democrats urged the president to fire the outspoken aide if he has not resigned before next week's Joint Session of Congress.
Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana became the first lawmaker to call for the resignation of President Obama's "green jobs" adviser over new revelations about his past affiliations and statements.
Pence said Obama should get rid of Van Jones, 40, if the adviser is unwilling to resign.
"His extremist views and coarse rhetoric have no place in this administration or the public debate," Pence said in a written statement released Friday.
Pence also called on Obama to suspend appointment of additional so-called "czars" until Congress has a chance to examine the background and responsibilities of such individuals, as well as to determine the constitutionality of such appointments.
Originally posted by burdman30ott6
Hmmm... Obama escalates the war in Afghanistan.
Hmmm #2... he has people on his staff and in his confidence that believe 9/11 was a ruse.
Hmmm #3... if 9/11 was an inside job, why are we in Afghanistan?
Hmmm #4... regardless of all of that, wasn't "ending war" part of Obama's platform, or was that just regarding Iraq?
WHAT TO DO, WHAT TO DO?!?!
and for the record, I am not one of those who believe 9/11 was an inside job, nor am I particularly against the Iraq or Afghanistan wars (though I believe they have both been grossly mishandled and under agressive by us). I am, however, against hypocrisy... which has arisen as a true keystone of Obama's adminsitration.