The Case of the Casual Confessor
Perry Logan pointed this out on JREF:
Conspiracy people have a few strange ideas stuck in their brains. One of them is that the bad guys always confess.
In the Bizarro World of conspiracy theorists, the perps are forever spilling the beans and blurting out the truth.
But no one can perceive it except the conspiracy guys.
We've seen this mental glitch too many times to ignore it. The CTs think Silverstein admitted that he blew WTC7. They think Cheney confessed to shooting down one of the planes (or something). They think the bad guys had a TV movie made to give away the plot. It's all right there. It's all terribly obvious.
But only the conspiracy guys see it!
As I noted, a few posts later:
We gotta come up with a term for this. It's like they've watched one too many episodes of Perry Mason or Columbo where the real killer always breaks down and confesses when confronted with a tough question, but it's even worse than that because these folks think the real killers break down when asked simple questions.
Well, after looking through some old comic books, I've found the perfect name for this: It's a Merry Pason Confession:
Merry Pason confessions that we've noted so far:
Larry Silverstein's "Pull it"
Donald Rumsfeld seems to make a habit of Merry Pason confessions:
That Flight 93 was shot down:
"I think all of us have a sense if we imagine the kind of world we would face if the people who bombed the mess hall in Mosul, or the people who did the bombing in Spain, or the people who attacked the United States in New York, shot down the plane over Pennsylvania and attacked the Pentagon, the people who cut off peoples' heads on television to intimidate, to frighten – indeed the word 'terrorized' is just that. Its purpose is to terrorize, to alter behavior, to make people be something other than that which they want to be."
That the Pentagon was hit by a missile:
Here we're talking about plastic knives and using an American Airlines flight filed with our citizens, and the missile to damage this building and similar (inaudible) that damaged the World Trade Center. The only way to deal with this problem is by taking the battle to the terrorists, wherever they are, and dealing with them.
And of course the missing $2.3 trillion:
More money for the Pentagon, CBS News Correspondent Vince Gonzales reports, while its own auditors admit the military cannot account for 25 percent of what it spends.
"According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions," Rumsfeld admitted.
President Bush did his own Merry Pason confession by claiming that he had witnessed the first plane hit the World Trade Center:
Well, Jordan (ph), you're not going to believe what state I was in when I heard about the terrorist attack. I was in Florida. And my chief of staff, Andy Card -- actually I was in a classroom talking about a reading program that works. And I was sitting outside the classroom waiting to go in, and I saw an airplane hit the tower -- the TV was obviously on, and I use to fly myself, and I said, "There's one terrible pilot." And I said, "It must have been a horrible accident."