ARC's 1st Law: As a "progressive" online discussion grows longer, the probability of a nefarious reference to Karl Rove approaches one

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

The Whackos are Right

9/11 was perpetrated by Bush...

from the Washington Times:


A former Bush team member during his first administration is now voicing serious doubts about the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9-11. Former chief economist for the Department of Labor during President George W. Bush's first term Morgan Reynolds comments that the official story about the collapse of the WTC is "bogus" and that it is more likely that a controlled demolition destroyed the Twin Towers and adjacent Building No. 7. Reynolds, who also served as director of the Criminal Justice Center at the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas and is now professor emeritus at Texas A&M University said, "If demolition destroyed three steel skyscrapers at the World Trade Center on 9/11, then the case for an 'inside job' and a government attack on America would be compelling." Reynolds commented from his Texas A&M office, "It is hard to exaggerate the importance of a scientific debate over the cause of the collapse of the twin towers and building 7. If the official wisdom on the collapses is wrong, as I believe it is, then policy based on such erroneous engineering analysis is not likely to be correct either. The government's collapse theory is highly vulnerable on its own terms. Only professional demolition appears to account for the full range of facts associated with the collapse of the three buildings."

Of course, this is insane - and has been discredited by actual engineers at Popular Mechanics...(Thanks to Flopping Aces for reminding me of this debunking) but The Raw Story is all over it.

***UPDATE***
Despite Popular Mechanic's debunking, there are some that just won't allow their political wishes to bend to the laws of physics.

Brian queries:
I never understand what the significance of WT7 is to the conspiracy theories. The various theories talk about how its amazing that WT7 failed the way it did and when it did, etc. But what is that supposed to prove?

I suspect it's like the Kennedy assasination. If you can posit the grassy knoll shooter, then it must have been a conspiracy, and at that point you can bring in whatever pet black helicopter theory you want. Still the WT7 "evidence" just seems like such silliness.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler