Van Jones: Truther nut

It seems incredible that Barack Obama would appoint someone to manage $30 billion in government money who actually believes the government of George Bush stood by and allowed 9/11 to happen as a "pretext for war."Incredible - but true. Green Czar Van Jones signed a petition in 2005 demanding another investigation into 9/11 by the New York Attorney General, concentrating on the lunatic notion that President Bush, at the very least, knew about the attacks of September 11 in advance and did nothing to stop them so he could take the country to war.Update from Thomas Lifson:Jones has denied (hat tip: Grant) that he believes or ever believed the statement he signed:"In recent days some in the news media have reported on past statements I made before I joined the administration - some of which were made years ago.  If I have offended anyone with statements I made in the past, I apologize. As for the petition that was circulated today, I do not agree with this statement...(Read Full Post)