Originally Posted by GreaseMonkey
To get re-elected and maintain his hippy friendly idealistic war policies. There are real threats in the world that have to be dealt with violence. That's just the reality of things. People who say otherwise are ignorant and fools, Obama being one of them.
I don't see how this could help him get re-elected. In times of terror attack I believe having a strong stance against terrorism would harbor more votes.
I still do not see a motive to let this happen, especially right before an election where his only goal right now is to get elected.
While I believe he knew about the attacks and knew they simply were not protests gone wrong, I don't see the big picture of why this happened.