While we are questioning the Bush/Cheney Presidency it is high time to reexamine 9/11. To anyone who has lived in the world and followed world history, the whole event has a false aura to it.
How could such a thing happen without insider collaboration?
My own take on the 9/11 is that the idea of flying jetliners into buildings was a long-time plan of al-Queda. The American intelligence services were aware of this plot and allowed it to proceed - even acting as enablers. The motivation was to allow the Project for the New American Century to be put into action. Goal number one was invading Iraq. To their consternation, the neocons found themselves obliged to invade Afghanistan first.
It's not complicated.
There are any number of paranoid and weird websites which talk about no plane flying into the Pentagon, kidnapped citizens, etc... Nonsense.
Finally there is a website which covers historical precedent (the Reichstag Fire, Pearl Harbor, Gulf of Tonkin, Kuwait) and mechanics (NORAD's no show, demolition tech) and motive (manufacturing enemies, empire expansion, petroleum pursuit) in great detail.
Highly recommended reading. Pay especially close attention to the Pearl Harbor section. It is one of the most shocking incident of political cynicism in the history of the world and a clear precedent for 9/11. The short version of the story is that F.D. Roosevelt and his closest advisors knew well ahead of time about the impending attack but deliberately kept that information from the Pacific commandeers.
Why? Without an act of aggression against America, Roosevelt had promised not to take the country into war. By 1941, he and his advisors wanted to take America into the war but needed a pretext. The massacre at Pearl Harbor was exactly that.
Something like the PNAC/Bush/Cheney presidency and the Middle East (beginning with Iraq).
The difficult situation for the principals is that when they are driven from political office if/when these actions/this inaction are revealed, they become international war criminals subject to prosecution in the Hague for launching a war of aggression and as well as domestic traitors (allowing the murder of 3000 innocent civilians in the World Trade Center).