After the local news in Madison, Wisconsin was saturated with various opinions of Kevin Barrett, who, you will recall, dared to include a few hours in a semester-long course discussing 9/11 from the Arab viewpoint, we now have New Hampshire in a fearful tizzy. In a report by the Union Leader, state leaders are concerned over the mutterings of a tenured professor of psychology at the University of NH. This professor, William Woodward, belongs to the Scholars for 9/11 Truth.
It just amazes me how fearful these "leaders" are. Isn't a university a place where people are encouraged to think outside the box – the box too many of us live in?
U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) says, "I believe it is inappropriate for someone at a public university, which is supported with taxpayer dollars, to take positions that are generally an affront to the sensibility of most all Americans". "Most all" does not include people with an open mind, and does not include a large number of New Yorkers who are dissatisfied with the government commission's conclusions. They want 9/11 reopened. They are not affronted by a questioning mind that is prepared to back up his charges with evidence. On the contrary, those of us that are willing to consider other ideas than our own are affronted by the Senator Gregg's position against free speech. He says that criticizing and suspecting the government of ill is "not far from making racist statements and using hate statements". That's ridiculous.
There are many reasonable doubts that the commission was complete and honest. There are many reasonable doubts that the government's "19 hijackers" story is true. Woodward and Barrett often refer to the books by a colleague in the Scholars for Truth group, Professor David Ray Griffin such as Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11: A Call to Reflection and Action and The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions And Distortions.
Woodward is convinced "there was a genuine conspiracy on the part of insiders at the highest level of our government." If he can present reasons to doubt the official story, it is our duty to the victims to find the truth of the story, and not just take the government's story for gospel.Powered by Sidelines