Re: [OPE-L] Former Bush economist Speaks Out on 9/11

From: Paul Zarembka (zarembka@BUFFALO.EDU)
Date: Thu Jun 16 2005 - 11:50:32 EDT

Note that this former Reagan administration official is saying
something important about 9-11, while his homepage is explicitly pro-
market.  This illustrates that libertarians are often ahead of the
left on what happened on 9-11.

I've drafted something on this problem, sent it to an on-line
publication, which has not yet even acknowledged receipt (I asked).

Paul Z.

Quoting glevy@PRATT.EDU:

> Subject: Ex-Bush official: 9/11 was an inside job
> By John Daly
> UPI International Correspondent
> <
> >
> A former Bush team member during his first administration is now
> voicing
> serious doubts about the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9-11.
> Former chief economist for the Department of Labor during President
> George
> W. Bush's first term Morgan Reynolds comments that the official
> story about the collapse of the WTC is "bogus" and that it is more
> likely
> that a controlled demolition destroyed the Twin Towers and adjacent
> Building No. 7. Reynolds, who also served as director of the
> Criminal
> Justice Center at the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas
> and
> is now professor emeritus at Texas A&M University said, "If
> demolition
> destroyed three steel skyscrapers at the World Trade Center on 9/11,
> then
> the case for an 'inside job' and a government attack on America would
> be
> compelling."
> Reynolds commented from his Texas A&M office, "It is hard to
> exaggerate the importance of a scientific debate over the cause of
> the
> collapse of the twin towers and building 7. If the official wisdom
> on
> the collapses is wrong, as I believe it is, then policy based on
> such
> erroneous engineering analysis is not likely to be correct either.
> The
> government's collapse theory is highly vulnerable on its own terms.
> Only
> professional demolition appears to account for the full range of
> facts
> associated with the collapse of the three buildings."

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