NBC's Ann Curry invited former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura to promote his new book of conspiracy theories, on Tuesday's Today show, and pressed the former professional wrestler to throw out the loony charge that the Bush administration had foreknowledge of 9/11. On to promote his book American Conspiracies, Ventura charged that the CIA was involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy and when prompted by Curry accused the Bush administration of allowing the 9/11 attacks to happen.What a stupid, stupid man. Thank goodness the independent Popular Mechanics took the time to dispute every single, stupid 9/11 conspiracy theory that's out there.VENTURA: I'm not implying anything. That's the documents. That's where it leads you. The common denominator is always the Central Intelligence Agency to a great many of these. And, and it's not me making it up, you know. I didn't make this book up. I offer opinions at the beginning of chapters and at the end of chapters, but everything in it is all documented off of government documents, other articles, interviews that people have given and everything of that.
ANN CURRY: And you say what the, the, the constant in all of these assassinations, virtually all of them, is this, is starting with Kennedy, is the CIA.
JESSE VENTURA: They, they come up.
CURRY: What are you implying, why are you, what are you implying with that?
CURRY: The biggest bombshell of the book is your writing that, that quote, "I am convinced that some people inside our government" -- about 9/11 -- "knew that the attack was going to happen and allowed it to come to pass because it furthered their political agenda?" Who are you talking about, whose political agenda?
VENTURA: Whoever was in charge at that time. They knew about Osama Bin Laden...
CURRY: Are you saying the Bush administration?
VENTURA: Yep. Yep.