One of the Dumber Things The Deniers Claim
Here's yet another post on the missing $2.3 trillion at the Pentagon.
I’m sure as most of you know, On September 10th, 2001, the day before the 9/11 attacks, Donald Rumsfeld admitted that they lost track of $2.3 trillion in spending.
This of course is true enough. But the blogger goes on:
The reason this fact is important, is that no matter what any American’s views about what happened on 9/11 are, they’ll be interested to know that the government “cannot track” $8000 of their money. This could be a good way to get people to look at 9/11 truth. Go around asking people if they heard the government stole $2.3 trillion, or $8000 of your money?
This is of course a complete mischaracterization. The government didn't "steal" the money. They didn't even lose it, as should be obvious to all but 9-11 Deniers. The entire defense budget for 2001 was about $292 billion, so in order to believe that the government lost $2.3 trillion you'd have to believe that over 8 years' of spending had gone for nothing.
And when they ask why they didn’t hear about, you tell them it was the day before 9/11, and the next day the accounting section of the pentagon was attacked. If you’re out on the street handing out flyers or whatever, just print off a copy of the CBS War on Waste article and show them. Since this is 100% fact, no one will be able to debunk you and people will be shocked and intrigued to find out more about what happened to their money.
This tie-in to 9-11 is ridiculous, given currency only by the fact that the 9-11 attacks came one day after Rumsfeld's announcement. But let's work this through; Rummy announces the money cannot be completely accounted for. One day later a bunch of Pentagon accountants die in the 9-11 attacks. If Rummy were really one of the plotters, why didn't he keep his mouth shut on 9-10, knowing that the next day the accountants would be killed?
When we bring this up, some of the commenters say that it's well known that you get your bad news out on a busy news day. But of course, 9-10 was not a busy news day; 9-11 was.
BTW, I've made some negative comments about people at 9-11 Blogger recently and I want to clarify my remarks. I disagree with the 9-11 Blogger people, but I don't think they're all idiots. So if I make a comment about the 25 percenters (from the South Park episode, 1/4 of all people are retards) over at 9-11 Blogger I am criticizing the people who made particular posts or comments. Reprehensor, for example, seems to be a reasonable and responsible guy.