A Dutch friend of mine became completely obsessed by these conspiracy theories. (He was on one of the planes diverted to Canada on 9/11.) This guy had plenty of other problems, including depression, drinking too much, etc. Anyway, just yesterday his body was found floating in a canal in Amsterdam.
I suppose the conspiracy theorists could make a case that he was done in because he had figured out too much. It isn't true, though. The conspiracy mindset didn't exactly kill him, but it certainly made him more isolated and gave him excuses to avoid treatment.
I am sorry about the loss of your friend. Surely he did not deserve that end.
It is tragic how the cynical and calculating efforts of conspiracy mongers, whose sole purpose is to damage President Bush, take such a tragic toll on the vulnerable and easily manipulated people in our midst. Your friend was no doubt made much more miserable because be believed every silly lie they spewed out in their never-ending attack. The marginal are further marginalized by feeding them a steady diet of this nonsense.
One more reason to loathe the Moonbat Left. They prey on the most vulnerable in our society, all the while mouthing pieties about their great compassion and concern for the downtrodden.