Van Thrown Under the Bus; Troofers Mystified
Van Jones resigned yesterday after his Trooferism became an issue.
Jones issued two public apologies in recent days, one for signing a petition that questioned whether Bush administration officials "may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war" and the other for using a crude term to describe Republicans in a speech he gave before joining the administration.
His one-time involvement with the Bay Area radical group Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM), which had Marxist members and leanings, had also become an issue. And on Saturday his advocacy on behalf of death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of shooting a Philadelphia police officer in 1981, threatened to grow as a fresh point of controversy.
Hilariously, the "Truthers" can't figure out why his 9-11 nuttery was an issue.
It is very telling how the MSM is dealing with this. I haven't seen one mention of the fact that Jones is entitled to his own opinions or that there might be something legitimate to these questions.
Others question the timing:
To have this story become so huge, an Obama appointee resigning because of supporting "9/11 conspiracy theories", on a Sunday when everyone will read it in the paper, on the week of the 8th Anniversary, to me, smacks of the wave of attacks that came on the 5th Anniversary, with Bush himself noting the "conspiracy theorists" ominously in a speech -- another strong-arm effort to turn away anyone with hopes of a career in anything that matters ever supporting "9/11 conspiracy theories".
Perhaps the nanothermite paper has made a dent. This is the first really anti-9/11 truth effort of the new administration.
Excuse me? How is this some anti-9-11 Truth plot by Obama? In fact, it's Obama's political opponents who are using this against him.
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