Have New Yorkers Gone Nuts?
Probably not. I am very skeptical about the reports about a recent poll:
Why should we believe a poll commisioned by some clown who claims there's been no open debate in the U.S.? For one thing, I'd like to know the complete wording of the questions asked.
On the eve of a Republican National Convention invoking 9/11 symbols, sound bytes and imagery, half (49.3%) of New York City residents and 41% of New York citizens overall say that some of our leaders "knew in advance that attacks were planned on or around September 11, 2001, and that they consciously failed to act," according to the poll conducted by Zogby International. The poll of New York residents was conducted from Tuesday August 24 through Thursday August 26, 2004. Overall results have a margin of sampling error of +/-3.5.
The poll is the first of its kind conducted in America that surveys attitudes regarding US government complicity in the 9/11 tragedy. Despite the acute legal and political implications of this accusation, nearly 30% of registered Republicans and over 38% of those who described themselves as "very conservative" supported the claim.
W. David Kubiak, executive director of 911truth.org, the group that commissioned the poll, expressed genuine surprise that New Yorkers' belief in the administration's complicity is as high or higher than that seen overseas. "We're familiar with high levels of 9/11 skepticism abroad where there has been open debate of the evidence for US government complicity.
A very important question about this news release: Was this a signal to attack? It looks like it was designed to say, “You hoo! Come and get us and we'll blame your enemies!”
On the other hand, it also looks like it didn't work.