Is their a difference between healthy skepticism and a "need" to find evil plots where none exist?
"What kind of question is that?", you ask.
Of course there is a huge difference between being objectively skeptical and searching for organized government conspiracies behind every suspicious circumstance.
I think most people understand the difference between rational questions and unsubstantiated conclusions that disregard any fact that does not fit into any particular "conspiracy theory" box.
I think it would be fair to say that most people also understand the difference between "questions" and "accusations".
So why then do those of us who have many unanswered questions about the Bush administrations prior knowledge and possible role in 9/11 have to endure such namecalling and dismissals of valid points as the rantings of conspiracy theory wackos or politicaly motivated witch hunts?
Could it be because too many people are to lazy to do the type of research necessary to expose the validity of many of these questions.
Could it be that the American people are burnt out on taxpayer funded investigations into possible government "wrongdoing" that always seem to lead to nowhere?
Could it be that in this particular situation, people just don't want to believe that anyone would allow thousands of people to be killed for something as devious as justification for foreign policy goals?
For me, the bottom line is this.
Regardless of why you either embrace or laugh off the possibility of a US government conspiracy and 9/11, you need to understand the important links between certain events, people, places, and known facts before you can make an accurate assessment of the possibility of a 9/11 conspiracy.
There is a literal mountain of evidence (circumstantial as it may be) that the Bush administration has at the very least not been truthful about what it knew in regard to 9/11. The logical path should then cause each and everyone of us to ask why? Why?
I have compiled a list of questions that are a result of "mainstream" media stories from all over the world that are based on "facts", not partisan rhetoric or conspiracy theorist rants. Facts.
These "facts" in turn spawn many questions that the Bush administration and it's intelligence agencies have as of yet failed to adequately address.
These unanswered questions do not necessarily indicate a conspiracy, but they do offer many compelling questions that should not be dismissed as partisan accusations or conspiracy theorist nonsense.
Who created, trained and funded the Al Qaeda Network?
What is the relationship between Bin Laden, his family and the Bush family and the Carlyle Group?
Why were no fighter planes dispatched to intercept the four hijacked planes on September 11h , in violation of standard procedures?
What is the U.S. relationship with Pakistan, and especially with its intelligence service, the ISI?
Why did the then director of the ISI have $100,000 transferred to the man whom the FBI now calls the ringleader of the Sept. 11th attacks, and why does the U.S. not pursue this question?
Did the CIA have foreknowledge of the attack, who tried to profit with put options on American, United, Merrill Lynch... stock just before the attack?
Why were the FBI told to not investigate the Bin Laden family links in the US?
If the CIA met with Bin Laden last July, why didn't they try to arrest him?
If the US is serious about ridding the world of terrorism, why do we continue to fund and train terrorists?
Why are we bombing Afghanistan, when none of the alleged bombers actually came from there, could there be another reason for our presence in that region, like oil?
Is the war against Afghanistan illegal?
What are Bush's, Cheney's and Rice's connections to the oil industry?
What are Bush's and Cheney's connections to the drug industry?
Why seal Presidential records? Why intimidate professors from speaking out against this war?
Why has the U.S. military been establishing working relations with the Uzbek military for several years?
What other military involvement does the U.S. have in the Central Asian Republics?
Why are U.S. military personnel or material assistance going to the Philippines, Indonesia, and Colombia as well?
What relationship did various U.S. agencies and their contractors have with the Taliban, either directly or through Pakistani or Saudi agencies or contractors?
Why does the U.S. overlook Pakistani drug lords who refine and export half to two-thirds of the world's heroin despite its avowed determination to rid the world of drugs?
Why has the Dept. of Justice stopped its investigation of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International despite its admitted heavy involvement in laundering drug money?
Who is Delmart "Mike" Vreeland and why does he fear for his life if he is returned to the United States?
These are only a few of the questions that I have about what our government involvement might of been in regard to 9/11. There are literally hundreds of others. Despite this, I have not concluded that there was a conspiracy (though I must admit, the more I learn, the more I believe we have been lied to), but I have concluded that we need full congressional investigations into these matters. Not the dog and pony show that is currently going on in the House and Senate intelligence committee, but "real" investigations.
There is more than ample "cause" based on a literal mountain of evidence that justifies these investigations. So forget the namecalling and the cries of partisan witch hunts. I am not a Democrat and I hold the Clinton administration responsible as well. I want the truth. I can handle the truth.