Sunday, March 04, 2007

Do we need 9/11 conspiracies to condemn the Bushite regime?

I think George Monbiot may have gotten the last word in on the 9/11 truth split within the progressive community: "I believe that George Bush is surrounded by some of the most scheming, devious, ruthless men to have found their way into government since the days of the Borgias. I believe that they were criminally negligent in failing to respond to intelligence about a potential attack by Al Qaeda, and that they have sought to disguise their incompetence by classifying crucial documents. I believe, too, that the Bush government seized the opportunity provided by the attacks to pursue a long-standing plan to invade Iraq and reshape the Middle East, knowing full well that Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with 9/11. Bush deliberately misled the American people about the links between 9/11 and Iraq and about Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. He is responsible for the murder of many tens of thousands of Iraqis.

" But none of this is sufficient. To qualify as a true opponent of the Bush regime, you must also now believe that it is capable of magic..."

"Bayoneting The Scarecrow, " published in the February 20, 2007 Guardian.

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