9/11: Bill Maher Debates Willie Nelson. Hosted by Mr. Larry King.
The debate was intense last night; Bill Maher and Willie Nelson met yesterday evening at a neutral site here in Chicago. The debate was held on the 47th floor of the Sears Tower that was purchased by Mr. Larry Silverstein’s group (which had leased the WTC complex just prior to 9/11).
The following is the transcript from the debate:
The topic of tonight’s debate is, “What did indeed cause the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings in New York City on September the Eleventh, 2001; better known as simply, 9/11.
LK: Mr. Maher, I know you’ve investigated this topic very thoroughly and you must have a very informed guess, or, better said, intelligent conclusion regarding the collapses of those buildings. Explain to us what that conclusion is.
BM: Well Larry, I’m glad to be here, but I’ll also be glad to leave. After all, this debate is about the most obvious of the obvious. But, in answer to your question I’d like to say that all of the investigation I did took place on 9/11. Yes Larry, like you and like everybody, I remember exactly where I was when I saw what was happening on the news. But I’m not going to tell you Larry where I was because, well, just because; and I’m not even going to tell you her name. Its kind of like back in January of 1962 when JFK was shot; but I’m not going to tell you her name either. As to 9/11, I saw the buildings fall after they were hit by airplanes. Larry, I immediately -- I kid you not -- immediately came to the conclusion that the airplanes caused the collapse. I didn’t even have to wait for people like Dick Cheney and George Bush and Condi Rice to tell me.
LK: Ok. Mr. Nelson, may I call you Willie? (Willie shakes his head, yes) Ok Willie, Bill sounds pretty sure of himself, and he made it clear that his investigation was the actual watching of the buildings falling after the airplanes hit the buildings. I understand there are some alternate theories, but let’s not get into that now. Willie, I presume you disagree with Bill since this is a debate -- what do you conclude happened to those buildings?
WN: Well Larry, my head was spinning just a bit when I woke up with the television still on and my guitar by my side; but the first thing I saw was that Tower squishing down on itself with dust flying everywhere. And I could hardly believe it! In fact I didn’t believe it. I guess that’s where Bill and I differ.
Anyway, it looked like a runaway volcano the way the clouds of dust were running between those buildings. I ain’t seen anything like it! At least since I saw those collapses in Las Vegas. And a little later that other Tower came down in what I would swear was EXACTLY the same way. Amazing when you think that the one wasn’t even hit in the center. Then later on, I saw that third building, WTC7, come down in the most symmetrically picturesque fashion. Again, it looked liked like those buildings in Las Vegas they brought down on purpose.
And Larry, it came down perfectly straight. I mean PERFECTLY straight down. I’ve never seen anything so perfect. Larry, it was like the steel was crying “uncle.” It was like the steel completly forgot what it was supposed to do. And it came down faster than a buzzard can blink an eye. So I knew that they planned those three collapses. There’s no other logical explanation.
LK: Bill, your response.
BM: See, I told you Larry: There really was no reason to have this debate. Larry, with all due respect to Willie, they didn’t call ‘em “Twin Towers” for nothin’ There were only TWO buildings, Larry! They weren’t called the “Triple Towers!” I don’t know what Willie was...... well...... it was probably a just a Marlboro
LK: Well Bill, maybe you should have studied up a bit more; there really were three buildings, Bill. And all three collapsed.
BM: Really? I don’t remember seeing a third airplane.
LK: Bill, that’s because there weren’t three airplanes.
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