May 18th, 2008, 11:23 PM
I wanted to add before I went to bed. Bush used 9/11 as one of his reasons to go after Iraq. Now, we know there is in fact no link. However, something similar has been speculated to have happened before. I've heard historians discussing the fact that FDR knew that Japan would attack the US. I can't remember at this time of nite and off the top of my head, just exactly and how much he of the details he knew. I don't know if he knew specifically it was to be Pearl Harbor or just some "strategic point". Point being that FDR allowed the attack to take place to push popular american opinion to actively support the war.
Man, the more I hear/learn/investigate the more respect I lose for this countries leaders.