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  •  I would be very suprised if it were true. (none)
    They did ignore terrorism before 9/11.  I completely agree with that.  My point is that ignoring terrorism an obvious result of their ideology (with incompetence mixed in), not the result of their wish for America to be attacked.

    "If immortality is found in the absence of time rather than infinite stretches of time, then those who live in the present live forever."

    by WAmod on Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 07:42:52 PM PST

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    •  What if they thought the attack would be minimal? (4.00)
      In my scenerio they didn't anticipate how big the attack would be, just a few dozen "eggs broken" and they get their excuse to do anything they want.

      I call this the "weak LIHOP hypothesis."  That is they let an attack happen but misjudged how big it would be.

      And it's worked for them!  It got them re-elected despite Bush's miserable performance in his first term.

      --- Reality-based since 1965

      by grytpype on Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 08:03:04 PM PST

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      •  Maybe (none)
        I guess it's the most likely hypothesis out of a field of very unlikely ones.

        But why all this conspiracy talk at all, when there are much more compelling explanations for the admin's inaction (ideology and incompetence) that don't involve American politicians knowingly allowing the murder of their own citizens?

        "If immortality is found in the absence of time rather than infinite stretches of time, then those who live in the present live forever."

        by WAmod on Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 08:16:11 PM PST

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    •  it's called willful ignorance (4.00)
      Give it a rest, WAmod.

      They knew or should have known that something was up.  They consciously ignored the information or refused to act on it - not in order to bring the events about, but because actually preventing any attacks would have done nothing to further their agenda.  They actively didn't give a shit about terrorism or whoever might get killed by it.  Happily for them, their inaction worked out to give them carte blanche for their agenda.  Like winning a trifecta.    

      But the whole country has been complicit in his evil.  America and the media and all the Democrats knew or should have known that the WMD was a thin pretext for attacking Iraq.  At least I knew, and that was before I ever read a blog.  We all heard from before his first inauguration that they intended to invade Iraq.  But we elected them anyway (sort of).  The right has embraced his lies and criminal aggressions.  And the Dems have passively accepted that he will inevitably get his way, and somehow it will be better not to resist.  

      I feel like we're Jews packed in a cattle car, and the Dem party is urging us to keep calm, no reason to panic yet.  Sometime in the next four years this train is going to pull into one scary station.  

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