Recently, Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth founder Justin Martell interviewed Ohio Representative and presidential candidate, Dennis Kucinich.
Justin Martell: Can you maybe address the 9/11 truth movement?
Dennis Kucinich: First of all, you have to understand that all over the country people are concerned about whether or not they’ve been told the truth about 9/11 and the way that the administration handled 9/11, taking us into a war against Iraq that had nothing to do with 9/11. It deepened people’s suspicions about the possibility there may have been a cover-up. Because, why would the government lie about a cause for war? And so, what I’m saying is that I respect the concerns people have about whether they’ve been told the truth or not.
Because I want to be president of the United States, I know that unless you address that lack of trust, you’re not going to be able to successfully lead a nation. And I want to be quite specific about this. It’s my intention as Chairman of the Domestic Policy Subcommittee to focus in on two areas that I’ve — there are a number of areas, probably dozens of areas that haven’t been appropriately probed. But I know of two, that I’m looking at. I’m not at liberty to discuss exactly what they are, but our committee will hold hearings on two discreet areas that have major implications with respect to the story that Americans have been told about 9/11.
Martell: What do you say to the people who say you might be pandering to the crowd a bit on that?
Kucinich: I don’t have to hold those hearings. It’s not like anything I have to offer. I don’t have to say anything about it. I could say “9/11 has already been looked at, let’s move on.” I’m not saying that. I’m saying that I think we need to listen to what people are concerned about, first of all, and secondly, I’m in a position as chairman of the Domestic Policy Subcommittee to be able to hold hearings. Now that’s a small committee--it isn’t like the 9/11 Commission with a huge budget, it’s a small committee with a small budget, but we have the ability to get at a couple areas and I’m going to do that. And, if in our research we can tease out some of these contradictions and be able create a breakthrough, that might be the basis for asking the full committee to go at the entire inquiry again. But I just want to say that I’m talking about taking a couple small steps. But there will be some steps taken.
You gotta start somewhere. So because I can, I will.
In another video posted by the student scholars, Martell asked Barak Obama, “Will you stand behind Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul in advocating for a new investigation into 9/11?” Obama’s reply, “Yeah, okay, I think that we need to investigate a whole range of options, although I have to admit that, some of the issues that I understand you guys have raised I’m not as entirely confident are the case.”
Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul: Pandering to the Crowd? Or Potential 9/11 Truth Candidates?
By Justin A. Martell and Natalya Waye
March 9th, 2007
If you Google Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth, you will no doubt stumble across many forum topics and website posts regarding their recent videos that feature 2008 Presidential Candidates Rep. Ron Paul (R – Texas) and Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D – Ohio) advocating for a new investigation into 9/11.
In response to these videos, many self proclaimed members of the 9/11 Truth Movement have said that these men are doing nothing but “pandering to the crowd” and “won’t do anything about it.” This is very disheartening, considering that these men are the only mainstream hope for 9/11 Truth. Hillary, Obama, Edwards, and Dodd have all expressed their disinterest in discussing 9/11. The fact that these men will go on the record discussing these issues with members of the truth movement should be incredibly inspiring to these arm chair critics who troll the loose change and 911 Blogger forums.
The very utterance of a call for a new investigation puts these candidate’s reputation and credibility on the line as they risk getting ripped to shreds by the abysmally ignorant opposition or the complicit media. Therefore, this negative backlash against these men is completely inappropriate and derogating. Any sensible “Truther” knows that these candidates can’t go on the television or radio and announce “9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB,” whether they believe it was or not.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich made it very clear in his second video with Student Scholars that he would like to come forward with a few undeniable facts about 9/11 and from there, widen the discussion in order to, in the words of Hillary Clinton, “Let the conversation begin!” In a candid conversation with the Student Scholars that took place off camera, he explained the various aspects of 9/11 that he’s already had his office looking into for quite some time. These are not the actions of a person who is not serious about this topic.
In regards to Rep. Ron Paul, he states twice in the Student Scholars video that he believes that the first 9/11 investigation was one in which there many “cover-ups.” Paul also claimed he “never automatically believes anything the government does when they do an investigation.” Additionally, he has been on the Alex Jones show several times. Ron Paul knows very well that something is very wrong with the official explanation of 9/1l. However, like Dennis Kucinich he cannot look right into our cameras and proclaim “9/11 WAS A SELF INFLICTED WOUND!” Through acknowledging the legitimacy of the 9/11 Truth Movement’s concerns, these candidates are expressing their support for our cause. This is much more than the more mainstream candidates will do. WOAH! Just got a flashback of a “Truther” being escorted out of a Hillary Clinton event by the Secret Service for quietly holding a 9/11 Truth banner.
These two men are our only hope. Think about it folks. THINK.