The ongoing legacy of the Bush administration continues to impact the world, much to the detriment of the United States. A survey conducted under auspices of the Swedish TV program, Kaila Fakte, revealed that while seventy percent of adults blamed al-Qaida for the 9/11 bombing, the percent of those with that view fell dramatically when younger adults were questioned. Of those under age 30, about 50% were uncertain as to whether al-Qaida was responsible for carrying out the terrorist activity.
A basic problem is the Bush legacy leaves so many unanswered questions due to secrecy, torture, and a refusal to open up records to the public. Bush and the right wing media claimed there were WMD and when they were not discovered, TV pundits like Rush Limbaugh simply argued they eventually would be found. That is why President Obama must initiate an impartial investigation into all aspects of the Bush administration ranging from torture of people to reasons for the invasion of Iraq. Until the records are open to scrutiny, there will be doubts as to what actually happened on 9/11.