The "dangers of trutherism"? Yes, it certainly would be dangerous to actually look into what happened on 9/11 when nearly 3,000 innocent Americans were murdered. And in case you are under the impression that we have looked into it sufficiently, here's what some insiders have had to say:
John Farmer, senior counsel to the Commission, said "what
government and military officials had told Congress, the Commission,
the media, and the public about who knew what when — was almost
entirely, and inexplicably, untrue.... At some level of the government,
at some point in time … there was a decision not to tell the truth about
Thomas Kean, the head of the 9/11 Commission,
concurred: "We to this day don’t know why NORAD told us what they told
us, it was just so far from the truth."
The two co-chairs of the
Commission, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, believe that the government
established the Commission in a way that ensured that it would fail.
Max Cleland, a Commission member who ultimately resigned, said, "If
this decision stands [to limit 9/11 Commission access to White House
documents], I, as a member of the
commission, cannot look any
American in the eye, especially family members of victims, and say the
commission had full access. This investigation is now compromised." He
also called the commission "a national scandal" and said "one of these
days we will have to get the full story because the 9/11 issue is so
important to America. But this White House wants to cover it up."
of the 9/11 widows called the Commission's work, "an utterly hollow
report." Another widow guessed that about 30% of the families' questions
had been answered.
Philip Shenon, a New York Times reporter who
wrote a history of the 9/11 investigation said, "If the full truth is
ever told about September 11, 2001, it will be the doing of the 9/11
families. It has not been told yet."
So the story has not be
told yet. And The Nation has the nerve to try to discredit anyone who
thinks that this is unacceptable? The "dangers of trutherism"? I don't
think that's where the real danger lies and the bizarre twisting of the
word "truth" itself is disturbing and sad.
Response posted in October 2011 to this Mother Jones article: