Actor Charlie Sheen is going into an area that costs Van Jones his job. He announced a highly publicized letter in which he asks for twenty-minutes with Obama concerning whether, or not, 9/11 was an “inside job.” He wrote a fictional piece on how that might go for Prison Planet.com.
Of course, the media is in a feeding frenzy with one web site claiming, “Charlie Sheen has gone bonkers.” (Images of the “Dewey defeats Truman” headline dance in ones head).
US News & World Reports says—in their article, “Charlie Sheen Joins the ‘Truther’ 9/11 Conspiracy Theory Fringe”—“Another is, believe it or not, actor Charlie Sheen, who currently stars on just about the only comedy left on CBS that anyone watches. And Sheen wants a face-to-face meeting with President Obama so he can ask him to personally order an investigation into the ‘9/11 cover up‘.”
On September 6, 2007 the nearly twenty-five year old Zogby International organization (Happy Anniversary, Zogby. Two days to go.) conducted a poll which found a majority of Americans still await a Congressional investigation of President Bush’ and Vice President Cheney’s actions before, during and after the 9/11 attacks. Over 30% also believe Bush and/or Cheney should be immediately impeached by the House of Representatives. They found, also, that 67% also fault 9/11 Commission for not investigating anomalous collapse of World Trade Center 7.
A Scripps.news release, in 2006, stated that “More than a third of the American public suspects that federal officials assisted in the 9/11 terrorist attacks or took no action to stop them so the United States could go to war in the Middle East….”
With numbers of people who believe 9/11 was an inside job running around 50%, it is questionable that it could be classified a fringe movement.
One can wonder over liberal Charlie Sheen’s motivations and—since Obama is waffling on the “waterboarding” issue—whether he will get his “twenty-minutes of fame.” He is, unquestionably, the most high profile figure to emerge from the crowd seeking truth about the 9/11 attack.
I guess, as a 9/11 truther myself, I can say, welcome to the team Charlie Sheen. Are you going to be able to catch a plane now?