Friday, September 12, 2008


WHAT! Now, Osama bin Laden was NOT the mastermind of 9/11? Could you be more insulting to the memories of those who lost their lives in the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and the follow-on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?


Jay@Soob said...

Actually, OBL and AQ facilitated 9/11 but the mastermind was KSM. KSM (not a member of AQ at the time) came to OBL and presented the plan which OBL accepted and then facilitated.

Yeah the execution of 9/11 was simplistic but the background is complex and not entirely attributed to Al Qaeda.

Flagg707 said...

I see where you are going. I probably should have been a little less harsh. The 9/11 Commission DID say something to that effect.

I guess I bought into the whole "get OBL at all costs" thing and forgot that, like most things in like, the truth is far more complicated.

Plus, being more attuned to the libertarian wing of conservative thought, I've been so frustrated by some of the policy moves, especially recently, that I've let it color my analysis.

Thanks for the reality check.