It's Springtime in Paris and the Idiots are Blooming

Here’s the blooming idiot I have in mind:

I mean the one with the statue. Via The Daily Mail:

Actress Marion Cotillard sparked a political row yesterday after accusing America of fabricating the 9/11 attacks.

The 32-year-old French actress, who received an Oscar last month for her performance as singer Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose, openly questioned the truth behind the terrorist atrocity in an interview broadcast on a French website.

Actually, Mlle. Cotillard, an environmental activist and former Greenpeace spokesperson, has unwittingly done us all a great service with her remarks—at least those of us who value sanity, reason and logic in public discourse.

With her remarks she has put 9/11 conspiracy theorizing right where it belongs, i.e., joined at the hip with other crackpot beliefs like asserting the U.S. moon landings were faked. Enjoy:

But after her outburst, in which she also queried the 1969 Moon landings. . .She said: “Did a man really walk on the Moon? I saw plenty of documentaries on it, and I really wondered. And in any case I don’t believe all they tell me, that’s for sure.”

There you have the disease of the postmodern age in a tidy little bon bon: Skepticism about established historical facts and unquestioning acceptance of nonsense.

The deep-thinking French actress did manage to come up with a new motivational angle on the events of 9/11. Apparently the attacks were faked, not to justify a military grab of Middle Eastern oil fields, as most “Truthers” are wont to assert but as a money-saving shortcut on a real estate development project!

She added that the towers, planned in the early Sixties, were an outdated “money-sucker” that would have cost more to modernise than to rebuild altogether, which is why they were destroyed.

She said: “It was a money-sucker because they were finished, it seems to me, by 1973, and to re-cable all that, to bring up-to-date all the technology and everything, it was a lot more expensive, that work, than destroying them.”

So there you have it. There’s a giant hole in the ground in Lower Manhattan and thousands of secretaries and are dead because it was going to be too expensive to run fiberoptic wires through the building.

And the two other aircraft hijacked that same morning? The one that flew into the Pentagon and the other that crashed into a Pennsylvania field?

Well I hear the offices in outer ring of the Pentagon badly needed new photocopiers. And the Pennsylvania farmer’s plow was broken.

Update: Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey weighs in.