Monday, September 11, 2006

The real story of 9/11/2001

I paid no attention to the television last night, so I am only guessing from the commentary I am reading that ABC did indeed show "The Path to 9/11." While I did ask that you sign a petition that was sent to Disney's CEO, I assumed Disney / ABC would air the show anyway.

The comments coming out about it are humorous, to say the least. These are some of my favorites (see the Jump at the bottom for my #1 favorite post, which is also immediately below) --

The lessons of September 11
by John in DC - 9/11/2006 01:31:00 PM

  • The Constitution only applies when the going gets easy.
  • War is the answer, even when you forget the question.
  • The truth is for sissies.
  • America has never faced an enemy as dangerous and as intent on killing us as King George, the Civil War, World War I, the Germans, the Japanese, a nuclear Soviet Union Al Qaeda.
  • The real September 11 story was badly in need of editing.
  • Just because they say it makes it so.
  • We have always been at war with Oceania.
  • A fool is born every election day.
  • Due process is for the innocent.
  • Patriotism means never having to say you're sorry.
  • It's all Sandy Berger's fault.
Here's another, all mockumentary-style. It had me going for a bit, right up until it was disclosed that 8 executives at Disney had molested little boys, and in return for the Bush Administration not going after them, Disney would have to become a front for the right wing. Brilliant! Here's an excerpt:

"The eleven known victims are described as between eight and twelve years of age, and were allegedly molested at the Burbank offices of the Disney company by eight separate high-level Disney executives. Again, as with al Qaeda, the Bush administration made a simple deal: we'll see that the charges get dropped, and in exchange: you work for us."

All with a disclaimer:

"Very Prominent Note: The previous article is a dramatization that is drawn from a variety of sources including the 9/11 Commission Report and other published materials, from personal interviews, and from My Ass. This post is not a documentary. For dramatic and narrative purposes, this post contains fictionalized scenes, composite and representative characters and dialogue, as well as time compression. Elements of this post are 100% true: also, I completely made some shit up to spice it up a bit and make it more entertaining."

(my emphasis)