Thursday, September 03, 2009

Green Jobs Czar Van Jones a Lousy Truther?

At least it seems that way from a 2004 statement he signed.

Mr. Jones signed a statement for in 2004 demanding an investigation into what the Bush Administration may have done that “deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.”

His name is listed with 99 other prominent signatories supporting such an investigation on the website, including Code Pink co-founders Medea Benjamin and Jodi Evans, comedienne Janeane Garofalo, Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia and others. He's identified as the executive director for the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights on the statement, which he founded before going to the White House. The statement is available here. Mr. Jones is number 46.

I think there should be absolutely no place for a Truther in the Obama White House. Especially when his boss has all the secrets at his fingertips. If Bush did pull off 9/11 then Obama could just request the relevant top secret need to know documents (there is no way a conspiracy that needs 10s of thousands to pull off will have no documentation) and blow the lid off of everything. Since he hasn't done so that means that these documents do not exist. In any case being a Truther (like being a Holocaust denier) should automatically disqualify you for working in the same building as the President.

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