RUSH: Have you heard about a poll -- I didn't talk about this poll, but there's a Zogby poll: "Forty-two percent of Americans believe that President Bush either caused 9/11 or let it happen," did you see that poll? When I saw it, I didn't want to report it. It's bogus. I think in that number, 35% are Democrats, and that just tells us how kooky they've gotten. Well, it turns out there's a blog out there called Sweetness and Light, and they have dug up some information suggesting that Iran may have paid for that poll. The poll was commissioned by Press TV, which is owned and operated by the Iranian government. "Press TV Zogby International poll results survey methodology 9-6-07 through 9-9-07, Zogby International was commissioned by Press TV to conduct a telephone survey of adults."
If you go to Wikipedia, Press TV is defined as this: It's an English language interment TV News Channel funded by the Iranian government. Based in Tehran, it broadcasts in English on a round-the-clock schedule, with 26 international correspondents, and more than 400 staff around the world. Its stated mission is to offer a different and unbiased view of world events. Now, Sweetness and Light says that -- oh, actually, I'm not sure who's saying this -- but it's either the American Thinker or Sweetness and Light, but the point that they're making here is this work by Zogby on behalf of Iran may be illegal, since American businesses have been restricted from dealing with Iran because of its sponsorship of terrorism, although some of these sanctions have been subsequently relaxed. That's cool, the Iranians paying Zogby to do a poll, comes out 42% believe that Bush either knew or allowed 9/11 to happen.
By the way, speaking about this Iranian-funded poll from Zogby: "Fidel Castro said the U.S. government misinformed Americans and the world about 9/11, echoing conspiracy theories about the terror attacks against the United States six years ago. In an essay read by a Cuban television presenter on Tuesday night, Castro said the Pentagon was hit by a rocket, not a plane, because no traces were found of its passengers. 'Today one knows there was deliberate misinformation,' wrote Castro. ... 'Studying the impact of planes, similar to those that hit the Twin Towers, that had accidentally fallen on densely populated cities, one concludes that it was not a plane that crashed into the Pentagon. Only a projectile could have caused the geometrically round hole that allegedly was made by the plane. We were fooled like the rest of the planet's inhabitants,' Castro said." So here you have the Zogby poll, 42% of Americans think that Bush knew or allowed 9/11 to happen, bought and paid for by the Iranians, and now Castro comes out with an essay suggesting that 9/11 was an inside job, Bush administration did it; it was a rocket.
Let us go to the audio sound bites. Yesterday was the anniversary of 9/11. What was the focus of ABC anchor Charlie Gibson?
GIBSON: Six years ago, President Bush vowed the people who brought down the Twin Towers would be brought to justice. The war in Afghanistan was launched for that purpose. But today Osama Bin Laden is alive, releasing new videotapes, and Al-Qaeda remains in business.
RUSH: Yeah, and you know what? If Bin Laden's alive, certainly Al-Qaeda knows, Mr. Gibson, that they have an ally, maybe unwitting. You may be a dupe, but they know how to play you like a fiddle. And they're doing it on the anniversary of 9/11, ABC's focus is, of course, that Bin Laden is still alive, Bush hasn't caught him, and he's still making tapes.
RUSH: In Ozark, Missouri, this is Bill. You're next on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, mega dittos, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: It's great to talk with you. Longtime listener, first-time caller.
RUSH: It's great to have you here.
CALLER: I heard your comments about Fidel Castro and what he had written regarding 9/11.
CALLER: It sounded very familiar. Back in '06, prior to the elections, some Democrat friends of mine were passing out DVDs of a movie called Loose Change. Have you heard of it?
RUSH: Nope. Tell me about it, quickly.
CALLER: Basically the whole movie, the premise is about why 9/11 was orchestrated by the government.
RUSH: Oh. Oh. I've heard about this. Yes. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. I've heard about that. In fact, I've seen portions of that video on the website. I want you to know something. Popular Mechanics, on their website, has debunked and disproven every contention in that video, and of all these other things that the kooks who claim that all of 9/11 was an inside job.