It appears that some in the left are so upset about the war on terror being a Republican issue that instead of making the Dems strong on domestic defense, they would like the entire issue to go just away. What better way to do that than to say that 9/11 never really happened? However the only way for that to be true would be for it to have been the result of a massive Bush conspiracy. And this is exactly what some in the lunatic fringe are charging.
“Red Dawn” star Charlie Sheen is the latest celebrity to question the veracity of the attacks. Sheen questions the “official story” the attack was carried out by Islamic terrorists, who presumably were similarly framed in the two embassy bombings in Africa as well as other attacks around the world.
In one of his more ironic statements, Sheen said:
“We’re not the conspiracy theorists on this particular issue.”
Sheen said that most people’s gut instinct, that the buildings had been deliberately imploded, was washed away by the incessant flood of the official version of events from day one.
Sheen also questioned President Bush’s actions on 9/11 and his location at the Booker Elementary School in Florida. Once Andy Card had whispered to Bush that America was under attack why didn’t the secret service immediately whisk Bush away to a secret location?
This is the evidence of a cover-up of what would be the greatest hoax of all time? Is Bin Laden in on the hoax or is he just going along for the ride? What about all of those folks making cell phone calls from the hijacked planes? Were they in on it too or just dupes as CIA operatives were executing the evil Bush/Cheney secret plan?
What about the attacks in Spain and London? Were those the work of Bush too? Was it because 9/11 worked so well that Bush decided to blow up the New Orleans levees? And who killed Princess Di and Nicole Simpson anyway?
Of course Sheen isn’t alone. There are a whole cadre of otherwise unknowns trying to eek out some fame with their lunatic theories. Steve Jones (not the Sex Pistol) is leading the pack.
Sheen is correct in one thing only. We have a right to question anything and everything in this country. It’s part of our ‘checks and balances.’ But we also have a right to tweak pictures in Photoshop when those doing the questioning makes asses of themselves.
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