Scott Hardie | September 6, 2003
I want to do a quick poll here, and after a few days I'll explain why. With which of the following do you most agree:

A) It is likely that Saddam Hussein was involved in the September 11th attacks.
B) It is not likely that Saddam Hussein was involved in the September 11th attacks.

You may explain your answer if you wish, but please don't be swayed by what anyone else says before you. If everybody seems to be choosing one option, don't be afraid to choose the other if that's what you really think. And if you want to participate anonymously in the poll, email me your answer and I'll tally the anonymous ones after a few days.

This is not a trick; I'm not going to spring some new information on you to show you that you were wrong. I'm just trying to get a sense of what people think.

Me, I choose option B, "not likely."

Anna Gregoline | September 6, 2003
B. Not Likely

Denise Sawicki | September 8, 2003
B

Dave Stoppenhagen | September 8, 2003
B

Mike Eberhart | September 8, 2003
I choose option "A"

Anthony Lewis | September 8, 2003
B

Jackie Mason | September 8, 2003
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Scott Hardie | September 9, 2003
Come on, folks. Erik? Lori? Daniel? Nadine even? Speak up.

Erik Bates | September 9, 2003
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Lori Lancaster | September 10, 2003
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Scott Hardie | September 10, 2003
The reason I asked is that I read that 69% of Americans believe that Hussein participated in the 9/11 attacks. I would have figured some Americans, sure, but that number seemed very high to me. Liberal tilt or not, I wanted to poll TC to see what the percentage was here.

No one has ever found evidence that Hussein was involved, but of course that doesn't mean that he wasn't involved, either. Those who would fault Bush for creating this mass belief with all of his we-must-remove-Saddam-to-prevent-another-9/11 rhetoric last winter should recall that 78% of Americans believed that Saddam was partially responsible for the attacks when the same poll was given on September 13, 2001. On the other hand, as Jackie pointed out, bin Laden was fundamentalist and Hussein was secularist, and they probably wouldn't work together. After two years, it's starting to look like we may never find out for sure.

Anna Gregoline | September 10, 2003
It doesn't really matter in the end, since both bin Laden and Hussein are free and able to plot whatever they like against the U.S.I hate my country's actions, and I wonder when and what the next terrorist attack will be. It will be worse than Sept. 11th, I'm sure.

Mike Eberhart | September 11, 2003
 

Lori Lancaster | September 11, 2003
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Scott Hardie | September 11, 2003
 

Scott Hardie | September 11, 2003
(Good idea, Mike.)

Erik Bates | September 12, 2003
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Erik Bates | September 12, 2003
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Anna Gregoline | September 12, 2003
Yeah, the supermarket can do that to ya.


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