Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Saddam 9/11 redux

By Creature

The following quote came during a question-and-answer session after yet another speech on the Iraq war.

"I was careful never to say that Saddam Hussein ordered the attack on America," he said.

Then, Mr. President, let's go back in time and maybe you can explain to me how this was possible:

Nearly seven in 10 Americans believe it is likely that ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was personally involved in the Sept. 11 attacks, says a poll out almost two years after the terrorists' strike against this country.

Of course you were "careful" never to use those exact words. That's because you, your entire administration, and your Kool-Aid-drinking minions were too busy insinuating and speculating a Saddam/al Qaeda link. And the insinuating continues today. Every time you link the Iraq war with the war on terror you continue to propagate the same lie. Iraq had nothing to do with the war on terror. If it did, you would not have had the invasion of Iraq on the table long before 9/11. You were dead-set on going into Iraq and 9/11 gave you the excuse.

And as Keith Olbermann pointed out last night, the mere fact that you were cognizant enough to be "careful" not to say Saddam ordered the 9/11 attacks meant that you were aware of how close you were coming to stating the all-out lie. [Crooks & Liars has the Olbermann video.]

Think Progress, as always, has more.

(Cross-posted at State of the Day.)

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