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A recent blog entry at Dandelion Salad pointed me to a month-old Reuters article about a prominent French politician who insinuated that Bush “was behind” the 9/11 attacks. French Housing Minister Christine Boutin, before taking office, expressed publicly that she was skeptical about Osama bin Laden and al-Quaeda being able to pull of the 9/11 attacks.

Her reasoning:

Ms Boutin backs her assertion by pointing to the large number of people who visit websites that challenge the official line over the September 11 strikes against US cities.”I know that the websites that speak of this problem are websites that have the highest number of visits … And I tell myself that this expression of the masses and of the people cannot be without any truth.”

Part of Boutin’s confusion stems from the fact that “the masses” in France are quite different from those in the United States. (more…)

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