David Hardy's Truth About Columbine page has several updates since I last read it. Definitely worth a read. I'm interested to see what the reaction will be to Michael Moore's next big fat lie (emphasis on "fat"), in which he attempts to establish a relationship between Dubya and Osama bin Laden and purports that Bush knew about 9/11 etc. My gut is that Americans generally are going to be less accepting of this premise, in part because Bush's approval ratings are high, but largely because people like Hardy will be prepared to deconstruct his lies before the fact this time. It has already been demonstrated that any relationship, as it were, between the Bush and bin Laden clans were tenuous, at best, and don't go much beyond the fact that they were both wealthy families who had some similar business interests. I'm certain Moore will twist and bend facts beyond all recognition until he has the most reflexively anti-Bush and anti-American crowds convinced that Bush not only knew about 9/11 beforehand, but also gave the hijackers a ride to the airport. In other words, it will play well at Cannes, but my prediction is that we will hear a very loud thud in the US.
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