40 percent of Republicans Still Believe Saddam was Involved in 9/11 Attacks

Hit and Myth: Poll Shows 1 in 3 Americans Still Believe Saddam Involved in 9/11

By E&P Staff

Published: September 11, 2007 4:30 PM ET

NEW YORK Six years after the 9/11 terror attacks on the U.S., it seems the media still have some educational work to do. A new CBS/New York Times poll reveals that even today, 1 in 3 Americans believe that “Saddam Hussein was personally involved in the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.”

This notion was thoroughly debunked by official sources, including those in the White House, years ago, but the myth endures. Polls have shown that belief in this untruth was a prime component in support for the attack on Iraq.

Four in 10 Republicans still hold this view, compared with 32% of Independents and 27% of Democrats.

The poll of 1,035 adults was taken Sept. 4 to 8.

I wonder how many of them are from the OC?

  8 comments for “40 percent of Republicans Still Believe Saddam was Involved in 9/11 Attacks

  1. September 13, 2007 at 5:57 pm

    Like driving a car, to go forward put it in “D” to go backwards put it in “R”…

  2. September 13, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    On the morning after the Iraq War began, half my students were convinced of this and half were outraged at the bogus suggestion. The administration has kept up the disinformation, using the power of suggestion to establish the link in people’s minds without declaring the known falsehood outright. Psychological operations.

  3. September 13, 2007 at 11:08 pm

    Saddam wasn’t Bright enough to be involved in 9/11!

    He was however the right man for job in Iraq.

    Before we got there, they had electricity, running water, and an economy.

    Not to mention that there was an orderly society with virtually no crime.

    I had suggested at one time, that we get Saddam out-of-jail, and send him to a fitness club, for a few months, and then pay him what ever amount money that he wanted, to take Iraq back, and off-of-our-hands, permanently.

    Unfortunately this option is no longer available, Iraq looks like the surface of the moon, and America is broke to the tune of a Trillion Dollars and maybe even more, for a piece of rock, full of snakes and scorpions, that no one wants.

    My name is Dave Harvey and I’m a Homosexual, and my Anti-spam word was progressive.

    Eat-your-heart-out, Steven Greenhut!

  4. jose s.
    September 13, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    i have more than a few friends who are republicans and i love them anyway but i think theres a lot of republicans who wont admit that saddam had nothing to do with it. it’s almost as if they are ashamed to admit that they fell for one of the biggest lies of all time. i refuse to believe that those numbers are correct.

  5. DP Resident
    September 14, 2007 at 1:14 am

    Sounds like our educational system is failing in it’s job to teach students about critical thinking and reasoning….. but then if more people could do that for themselves, we wouldn’t need the government to do it for them….

  6. Northcountystorm
    September 14, 2007 at 1:32 am

    And the folks at the Ministry of Truth just smiled when they heard those poll results…….

  7. September 14, 2007 at 8:54 am

    To DP Resident,

    Agreed. But the same government has been assaulting the school system, underfunding it, poorly managing it, and standardizing it. The last thing the system-in-practice seems to want is “critical thinking” … if you encounter kids who get it thank their teacher.

  8. DP Resident
    September 16, 2007 at 1:45 am

    Take a deep breath, calm down, and apply some of that CT&R. Does your hate blind you to everything else? There is plenty of blame to go around.

    The point I was trying to make was that if the people of this country truly made reasoned decision, we’d need a lot less republicans AND democrats trying to think for us.

    Never did like Clinton much, but I did not think everything wrong with this world was his fault.

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