Quote# 63966

"Is it really that much of a stretch to believe that Bush and Cheney were/are incompetent and overconfident boobs who were caught with their pants down on 9/11? Really?"
You bet it is. Getting everyone to think that they were incompetent was one of the master strokes of the operation. Dick Cheney incompetent? Only when he wants YOU to think he is.

The prior warnings were all cooked up false back story. They served a few purposes. Because of their existence studio talking heads could say with authority that Osama did it even as early as when the towers were still standing. You always have to tell the punters what the product is that is right in front of their eyes as soon as possible. Don't leave them time to have thoughts of their own.

Secondly it let the top brass off being considered as involved. No they just stupidly didn't act on the warnings. But the biggest benefit was that these so called warnings were used as providing proof of Osamas involvement BEFOREthe event, removing any necessity for a proper police investigation AFTER the event.

So they could jump in calling it an act of war which is what they were going to do all along whilst scuttling any need in the public's mind for a through criminal investigation that they sure as hell didn't want.

Got to hand it to them. Those "incompetents" sure were slick.

LondonLad, Salon.com 16 Comments [7/13/2009 6:08:27 AM]
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So barely seven months into office, Bush and Cheney pulled off the most brilliant and complicated deception in history - and then proceeded to bungle everything else they touched for the next seven and a half years?

7/13/2009 6:35:36 AM

Nathan the Wise

Meh, boring. Not enough aliens.

7/13/2009 7:09:47 AM


No. If the previous government of the States was competent, Mccain would have won.

7/13/2009 7:30:22 AM


I find it funny that he doesn't disagree that Bush was an "incompetent and overconfident boob", only Cheney.

7/13/2009 9:22:06 AM


"Dick Cheney incompetent? Only when he wants YOU to think he is."

All hail the mighty Dick!

7/13/2009 2:12:19 PM

Tolpuddle Martyr

Er, very large hole in your theory there.

Invasion of Iraq.

'Nuff said.

7/13/2009 4:13:35 PM


I've always been interested in the dichotomy of people thinking the Bush is, at the same time, an Evil Genius and a complete and utter Moron.

But I think that this guy's got his conclusions a little bit backwards.

7/13/2009 10:24:50 PM

So, apparently he thinks someone who's in on the plot had a time machine, and was able to travel back in time to before the attacks and plant all of those urgent reports the intelligence agencies sent to Bush, warning him of an impending attack. The reports he ignored, that is, like the one titled "Bin Laden determined to attack inside the US". Riiiight.

7/13/2009 10:46:16 PM

Dr. Novakaine

Laddie, Bush may be a blithering idiot and Cheney may be the most evil VP in recent history, but you're going to have to come up with a lot better than mere speculation in order to convince me that they masterminded those attacks.

7/14/2009 8:07:24 AM

Power Skunk

You'd think that people would be able to agree on a tragedy that was broadcast on live TV on, probably, every television, computer, radio, and cell phone in the country and on the same devices in several other countries around the world. Along with the nearly global outpouring of shock, sorrow, and anger against those that perpetrated the act.
But, apparently watching something happen, AS IT FUCKING HAPPENS!!! isn't enough enough to get conspiracy nuts to take an event at face value.
Sure, the US government, or shadowy portions thereof (Cue the theremin) authorized the destruction of private property, government buildings, and the murders of nearly 4,000 of it's own citizens, and the live broadcasts and millions of eyewitness accounts were just a coverup.
You 9/11 conspiracy dickheads sicken me. DIAF

7/15/2009 6:18:41 PM

Its just hard to believe that, given that they were completely incompetent at everything else they attempted no matter how hard they tried, that they pulled off this one amazing feat without anyone knowing.

7/16/2009 9:47:40 AM


Or 9/11 was merely down to a bunch of Saudi Arabians hijacking planes & crashing them into three buildings. They were intelligent enough to plan such a daring act. Go figure.

7/17/2009 10:47:11 AM


At risk of getting gang banged, this guy actually does have a point. How incompetent the bush regime was depends on your perspective. If you look at it from the perspective of what's good for America, they were one ginormous fuck up. On the other hand, if you look at it from the perspective of centralizing wealth and putting more power into the hands of corporations, they were very effective.

7/17/2009 1:08:17 PM

First, yes, Bush and Cheney are a couple of overconfident boobs. They're liars, too.

Second, there is no such word as "secondly".

7/19/2009 7:55:43 PM


I think Cheney starts these rumors so that people will think he's really smart.

7/23/2009 7:59:28 AM


You mean, Bush and Cheney were, in fact, murderers of innocent people? And that more than 4,000 of our children died for nothing? And that we invaded, occupied, and devastated a sovereign country because Bush and Cheney just felt like it?

Wow, who knew?

7/24/2009 12:00:40 AM

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