When Obama administration green jobs commissar Van Jones signed on to the Truther statement in 2004, he was concerned that 9/11 might have been an inside job perpetrated by the Bush administration. In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, on September 13, 2001, however, Jones had a different explanation. On September 13, 2001, Jones said: “The bombs the government drops in Iraq are the bombs that blew up in New York City. The US cannot bomb its way out of this one. Safety at home requires justice abroad.”
That’s what Jones had to say while the ruins still smoldered and bodies had yet to be removed from the rubble. Consistent with Paul Mirengoff’s comments below, before Jones went Truther, Jones’s first take on 9/11 was on all fours with Jeremiah Wright’s. What a crew.
JOHN adds: Oh-oh. Jones could be in trouble now. Maybe Obama will fire him for drawing a connection between 9/11 and Iraq.
CORRECTION: An Ella Baker Center press release indicates the rally at which Jones spoke was held on September 12.
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