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Originally posted by Harlequin
allready posted on the above thread.
Iraq: a War About Nothing
by Marie Cocco
WASHINGTON — "Nothing." Rarely does a single word convey so much, and explain so little.
The word leaped from President Bush's lips, dismissive and defiant, as though the questioner should have known better, and perhaps should not have asked. Bush at his Monday news conference made his customary recitation of all the new and supposedly improved reasons why he went to war against Saddam Hussein in Iraq, concluding that "the terrorists attacked us and killed 3,000 of our citizens before we started the freedom agenda in the Middle East."
Then the question came — bold and, frankly, beautiful. "What did Iraq have to do with that?" The president replied: "What did Iraq have to do with what?" Well, with the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
"Nothing," was Bush's reply. Except that in his mind, the "lesson of Sept. 11" is linked to resentment and hopelessness that roil the hearts and minds of the people of the Middle East, nurturing suicide bombers.
And so because of this, Bush said, he invaded Iraq.
The assertion has been disproved, disavowed, discredited — pick your word — time and again by the U.S. government, by foreign intelligence services, by the independent 9/11 commission, and by a growing list of authors who have accumulated a bulging portfolio of evidence showing that the Bush administration came into office in January 2001 already itching to invade Iraq.
And so, to borrow the president's word, Sept.11 really did have "nothing" to do with Iraq.
Originally posted by Lysergic
So like is this where Bush stands up, clears his throat. . .
oops, my bad
Then his fanbois forgive him and go about their lives?