Poll: More Americans blame Bush for 9/11

By Sinclere Lee

I’m not surprised at the findings that half the American people blame Bush for the 911 attacks. It is counterintuitive to think other wise. When you look at who has benefited from the so-called 911 attacks and the subsequent war on terrorism, you cannot deny it has been Bush and Cheney

Bush would have never gotten reelected president if not for 911, and he has used that American tragedy like a carpenter uses a tool. At every turn, he puts fear in the American people to keep US under his control.

He uses fear like Saddam Hussein but in a different way. Saddam Hussein used fear on his people as a fear of killing them if someone opposed his corrupt rule. On the other hand, Bush uses it to put fear in the hearts of the American people by putting fear in Americans, and suggesting that someone like Saddam Hussein is trying to kill US. What is the difference?

Now let’s look at Cheney and his financial windfall from 911; there is not doubt that Chaney’s company, Halliburton, has been the biggest financial winner in the war on terrorism. Not only did Halliburton get no bid contracts to do work on the war effort, but they even over charged the government billions of dollars, as well. Please, correct me if I’m wrong; you can’t because you know I’m right.

It may sound far fetch to some and others may call me crazy, but when you look at all the facts 5-years late, you cannot dismiss the two above postulates out of hand.

As a result, the percentage of Americans who blame the Bush administration for the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington has risen from almost a third to almost half over the past four years, a CNN poll released Monday found.

Asked whether they blame the Bush administration for the attacks, 45 percent said either a "great deal" or a "moderate amount," up from 32 percent in a June 2002 CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll.

But the Clinton administration did not get off lightly either. The latest poll, conducted by Opinion Research Corporation for CNN, found that 41 percent of respondents blamed his administration a "great deal" or a "moderate amount" for the attacks.

That's only slightly less than the 45 percent who blamed his administration in a poll carried out less than a week after the attacks.

Still, most Americans appear to be fatalistic, with more than half -- 57 percent -- saying they think that terrorists will "always find a way to launch attacks no matter what the U.S. government does."

The poll was carried out August 30 through September 2 by Opinion Research Corp. with 1,004 American adults questioned by telephone. The sampling error for the questions was 3 percentage points.

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