Tuesday, March 21, 2006

9/11 Conspiracy Theorists still out there

One of the surprising things about Saturday's Iraq War protests in New York was that the most vocal group were the "9/11 was an inside job" marchers. This meme isn't going away. As a moderate -- which means I'm a LIHOP (the Bush Administration created opportunities for a large terrorist attack, ie, they "let it happen on purpose") rather than a MIHOP (m for "made") -- I haven't seen anything particularly compelling.

There's an irony in the inside-jobbers, which is that many of their arguments are just bad engineering -- in the linked article the argument seems to be that steel is proof from fire, which would have left us in the Iron Age a little longer. This is ironic because I believe nefarious republicans intentionally gutted public education so they could elect people with ideas that wouldn't stand up under scrutiny.

So, ha! There's a downside to having an ill-educated, fuzzily thinking body politic! Take that!

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