This is the kind of thing that Barack Obama might have said before he became President. (Or do we only imagine that he used to say things like that?)
I love multiple-choice tests, don’t you? The answer is (B); Althouse is only imagining that Barack Obama – who promised before his election to complete the mission that the Bush Administration had bungled – ever had any doubt that Osama bin Laden ordered the 9/11 attacks, or about what needed to be done in response.
There’s a medical term for such a hyperactive imagination, and some medications to help control it. But I doubt they’d work in this case; Althouse’s delusions have a social origin rather than organic one. As she aptly says, it’s “we” – she and her ideological cohort – that are imagining things.
So before resorting to haldoperidol – which has some nasty side-effects – perhaps Prof. Althouse should just stop getting her news and views from wingnut blogs and the Murdoch/Breitbart media.