I keep hearing the Democrats throw out a statistic about Iraq and the 9/11 attack. Not sure where they get it as they rarely provide sources, but they keep saying 1 out of every 5 Americans think Iraq attacked us on September 11, 2001. This stat could be true, despite the fact that President Bush clearly stated more than once that there was no evidense of Iraq's direct involvement in the attack. Ok, so 20% of American's think Iraq was behind the 9/11 attack and, of course, the Dems are trying to blame that on the Bush administration. I just thought it might be fun to take a look at what else Americans think. *According to a Gallup poll, 53% of Americans between 18-29 don't know who we fought in Europe during World War 2. *Also according to a Gallup poll, 13% believe creatures such as Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster exist. *Fifty-one percent believe they have some form of ESP. *Two percent believe they have been abducted by aliens. *Ten percent didn't know George Washington was the first president *Twenty-two percent didn't know the United States won it's independence from England. (Fourteen percent thought it was France, 1% thought it was Canada.) *Four percent of American teenagers didn't know George W. Bush was President of the United States. *In a recent survey held in the San Francisco area, roughly 50% of high school students responding knew that July 4th had something to do with America's independence. Less than half knew the U.S. won their independence from England. *Six percent of Americans believe employers should be allowed to listen in on employee telephone conversations. Well, you get the idea. For years people have only been half way paying attention and getting strange ideas about history and the things around them. Plus, attention spans are getting smaller and smaller. Can't blame that on anybody but the people themselves. I have my own experience with this. On a trivia site, I put together a quiz asking about the year things happened. I would name an event, the person taking the quiz would guess the year. The first question centered around the terrorist attack and the destruction of the twin towers. I thought it was a "gimme" question, everyone should get it right. You know what? Four percent of the people taking that quiz didn't know it happened in 2001.