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Happy New Year to you all. Here is a link to a recent study that… 
2nd-Jan-2006 11:47 am
Dilbert
Happy New Year to you all.

Here is a link to a recent study that says "Sizeable Minorities [in the US] Still Believe Saddam Hussein Had Strong Links to Al Qaeda, Helped Plan 9/11 and Had Weapons of Mass Destruction":

http://www.harrisinteractive.com/harris_poll/index.asp?PID=623

What we can see here is that people are too quick to believe what the authorities tell them, particularly those with whom they identify (in this case, Bush voters), and the second problem is that once people started to believe something it is very hard to "unlearn" an idea they have become accustomed to and have become fond of. This is particularly true for "simple explanations". Nobody wants to hear the complex truth. Simple and black/white is much easier.
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3rd-Jan-2006 04:04 pm (UTC) - Re: Bush supporters
(Hope I am allowed to openly utter my opinion as a European. We have to learn to speak freely and frankly with each other, even if we may not be in agreement with our opinions. That's what UBF discouraged. Speaking out things which were not in line with the group's overall world view was frowned upon.)

Yes, we should be able to speak freely and frankly with each other, even if we disagree. And yes, that is exactly what UBF discouraged.

First, I want to say I am a Bush supporter. At the same time, I want all the facts. Here is the fact sheet regarding 9/11: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/12/20051205-5.html

The one point I would like to emphasize over this issue is that Bush met with and worked with the 9/11 commission and accepted most of their recommended changes. There is no evidence that he lied to and deceived the American people or the world (as some claim). He willingly submitted to accountability and answered all questions asked him by the commission. He is acting in the best interest of the country.

Contrast that to UBF. UBF leaders lie, deceive and will not subject themselves to any accountability and will not accept any recommended changes.
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