Originally posted by neo96
heres the funny part had al gore won in 2000 9-11 still would have happened but noone would be blaming the government and gwb.
why cause gores a lefty and bush is a righty.
conspiracy theories depend on what party is in power and the masses dismiss anything negative about the left and its the gods truth when it comes to
I don't think that is necessarily true, at least not in the case of 9/11. Something of that magnitude would be the defining event for any President,
regardless of party. Eventually, when questions go unanswered as they have in the aftermath of 9/11, people are going to be pointing fingers and
looking for someone to hold responsible.
That tragic day not only changed our country, but I think it changed each one of us as citizens too. In the frightening days after 9/11, which were
made even worse by the anthrax attacks (nobody seems to remember those,) everyone was unsure of what would happen next so they sought comfort and
guidance from their traditional leaders in the party of their choice. Forgive an unscientific observation, but it seems to me that most OSers are
Republicans, while most Truthers are Democrats, Libertarians, Green, etc.
I don't fit into any of the above. I'm a riddle, wrapped in an enigma, and shrouded in mystery. From the first time I cast a ballot at 18 I was a
staunch Republican, and with the exception of Ross Perot's Presidential bid I have voted a straight Republican ticket (with a few exceptions for
select Democrats, Independents, and Libertarians) every time. I even voted for George W. Bush; twice - not because I was a right wing ideologue, but
because I honestly felt that strict conservative values (as advertised) were what was best for the country, my family, and me. Boy was I an idiot.
By 2003, my eyes were still not open. I believed 100% that OBL's boys had committed 9/11, that Saddam Hussein had WMD's, and that he was intent on
using them against us or our allies at some point in the near future. I fell for the lies of the Bush Administration because I couldn't conceive of
the possibility that there are men in my government who are pure evil; men who would bring the full force of the mightiest war machine the world has
ever seen to bear against a country that had literally done nothing to us, in effect - and ultimately - murdering nearly a million innocent people.
Another reason I fell for the lies of the Bush and Cheney was because of the support they received for their assertion that Iraq was a threat from not
only "enemies" like Hussein himself who kept up his threats and bluster to the very end, and who refused to let UN weapons inspectors verify that his
WMDs had been destroyed, but from men who I trusted implicitly like Bush's SecState Colin Powell. After covering the first Gulf War for CBS Radio, I
felt that I had come to know General Powell. While everyone else was drooling over Stormin Norman Schwarzkopf, many of the stories I aired were about
Powell instead. I believed then (and I still do) that Colin Powell was a man of honor who would always do the right thing - I had so much respect for
the general that I named my son after him - so when he testified before the UN about the "evidence" the US had about Iraqi WMDs, even holding up a
vial of fake anthrax as a prop, I believed every single word.
General Powell believed it too. In his own mind, he was being honest when he told the UN that Iraq was a threat to the entire world. Powell was
unaware of the duplicity of his Commander-in-Chief, unaware of that he was being lied to by his boss and by the intelligence community, and unaware
that he was being used for his reputation as an honest and honorable man to promote the case for war against Iraq. When he realized how he had been
duped he gave an interview to Barbara Walters on ABC, recounted in a story by the NY Times, calling his testimony before the UN
"a lasting blot on his record."
It takes a man of character to admit making such a
terrible mistake, even though it wasn't his fault. I had to laugh when Powell called the neocons he was forced to work for
I think he was right. I think they are insane; insane enough
to murder an additional 3,000 people in order to bring about their agenda of American hegemony for the next century.
Further, when he refused to be Bush's SecState for second term, my admiration of General Powell was affirmed. Like any good soldier, Powell respected
his chain of command and bit his tongue when I know he wanted to criticize the war and the lies that brought it about with every fiber of his being;
BUT, at the expense of his career in politics he refused to be a part of any more of the lies, and this move proved that he was indeed a man of
But when it comes to 9/11, I part ways with the man I have looked up to these last 20 years. I don't understand why he supports the OS when there are
still so many unanswered questions. I don't know if I would label myself a "Truther," but I do know that Bush and Cheney lied about the reasons for
starting the Iraq War, so I don't put it past them to have lied about what really happened on 9/11. The OS has so many holes in it one could drive a
truck through them. I don't know what's true and what's not, but I'll know it when I see it. So far, I've seen very little come from the government
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