Intellectual Heavyweights Demand 9-11 Investigation
There are some things so stupid that you can be sure of getting Ed Asner to sign off on it.
On August 31, 2004, Zogby International, the official North American political polling agency for Reuters, released a poll that found nearly half (49.3%) of New York City residents and 41% of those in New York state believe US leaders had foreknowledge of impending 9/11 attacks and "consciously failed" to act. Of the New York City residents, 66% called for a new probe of unanswered questions by Congress or the New York Attorney General.
In connection with this news, we have assembled 100 notable Americans and 40 family members of those who died to sign this 9/11 Statement, which calls for immediate public attention to unanswered questions that suggest that people within the current administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.
This is of course LIHOP (Let It Happen On Purpose), Loose Change's arguably less looney tunes cousin. I'm not sure it's really less goofy; it does require us to believe that the Bush administration knew the 9-11 attacks were coming and deliberately did nothing because this would give them their excuse to go to war.
There's only limited overlap in their grievance list with Loose Change:
Why haven't authorities in the U.S. and abroad published the results of multiple investigations into trading that strongly suggested foreknowledge of specific details of the 9/11 attacks, resulting in tens of millions of dollars of traceable gains?
The signatory list is a collection of the nutbar left, including Ed Begley Jr, Medea Benjamin, David Cobb, Daniel Ellsberg, Janeane Garofalo, Granny D, Mimi Kennedy, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Cynthia McKinney, Michael Parenti, and Howard Zinn.
Oh, and they do mention one of our old buddies:
Karl Schwarz, CEO of Patmos Nanotechnologies