Originally Posted by Mishko Novosel
I think you hit the nail on the head. As simple as the idea is, it makes perfectly good sense, because ultimately that's what happened..... I do think that it also assisted in laying the groundwork for future i.e. 9/11 type events that could be used to control public opinion....
Another thing is, Clinton was in office then, not a Bush. And they were real unhappy with burgeoning anti-liberal talk radio and fed up Middle Americans, and they were whining about the right-wing hate machine, and looking to take it down a peg.
Clinton after OKC acted exactly like Bush after 9/11 - he used a government production to crack down on Constitutional liberties.