Via E Pluribus Unum.
Peggy Noonan is, well, a little crazy if you ask me. I decided she’d gone around the bend back during the Elian Gonzales episode, when she supported her argument for letting him stay in the U.S. by saying that God had commanded the dolphins to guide him to U.S. shores. So, if God’s own creatures can figure out what he wants…
I don’t watch “Hardball” with Chris Matthews, but I came across a post on E Pluribus Unum that referenced an argument Matthews had with Noonan on his show. The question? Why do so many Americans believe Saddam Hussein was personally involved in 9/11?
Lacking video, I can only refer you to the transcript, in which Noonan hems and haws about just how she and others have come to this belief when there isn’t any evidence of it. She even goes so far as to declare Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait and act of war agains the United States:
MATTHEWS: What act of war did Saddam Hussein ever take against the United States, what act of war against us?
NOONAN: Oh, Christopher.
MATTHEWS: Just name one. Help me. One.
NOONAN: All right, Kuwait. Do you think Kuwait was…
MATTHEWS: That was an act of war against the United States?
NOONAN: … maybe looking for trouble, the invasion of a peaceful neighbor, in a way that was problematic, to say the least, for the United States?
It’s priceless reading, really. And a frightening insight into how some Americans don’t know why they believe what they believe, but they really, really believe it.