One of the Dumber Arguments the Deniers Use
We see this one all the time: The US government hasn't indicted Osama Bin Laden for 9-11. Ergo, it must not have enough evidence to convict him. PDoherty uses the argument over at the Looser Forums:
What evidence? You havent even got enough to indict osama. You have zero
So come on, give me 3 things that would prove the official story in a court.
In fact one would do
This is a variation on the "sacred lists" that I talked about awhile ago. The notion is that the government pulled off this horrific crime against its own people, using brilliant planning and a masterful coverup, but somehow neglected something obvious that a bunch of people with room temperature IQs were able to discover online. For example, the claim that none of the hijackers appeared on any of the four flight manifests. It's like the government was happy to kill 3,000 of its own people, but when it came to something like tampering with a flight manifest, they balked.
Of course, the flight manifest claim is a bunch of hooey as we have discussed in the past. What the Deniers have seized upon is a list of victims aboard the four planes. Since, by definition, the hijackers are not victims, they don't appear on the list. But the prosecution at the Moussaoui trial showed flight manifests that included the hijackers. Despite this, the Deniers still use this ridiculous claim.
Did I say Moussaoui trial? This is another thing the Deniers conveniently forget when talking about the lack of an indictment of Osama. They pretend as PDoh does above, that the "official" story cannot be proven in a court of law, even though it has already done so and resulted in the conviction of one of the co-conspirators.
As for why Osama's not been indicted, the answer's pretty simple. He's already wanted on charges related to the embassy bombings in Africa in 1998. There's no sense in going through the drill of indicting him for 9-11 until we get him in custody, which isn't likely to happen. I'm sure he intends on committing suicide if we ever get close to nabbing him.