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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:55 PM
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Bush Now Says What He Wouldn’t Say Before War
Bush Now Says What He Wouldn’t Say Before War: Iraq Had ‘Nothing’ To Do With 9/11

President Bush was in the midst of explaining how the attacks of 9/11 inspired his “freedom agenda” and the attacks on Iraq until a reporter, Ken Herman of Cox News, interrupted to ask what Iraq had to do with 9/11. “Nothing,” Bush defiantly answered. Watch it.

To justify the war, Bush informed Congress on March 19, 2003 that acting against Iraq was consistent with “continuing to take the necessary actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.”

As ThinkProgress has repeatedly documented, Vice President Cheney cited “evidence” cooked up by Douglas Feith and others to claim it was “pretty well confirmed” that Iraq had contacts with 9/11 hijackers.

More generally, in the lead-up to the war in Iraq, the administration encouraged the false impression that Saddam had a role in 9/11. Bush never stated then, as he does now, that Iraq had “nothing” to do with 9/11. Only after the Iraq war began did Bush candidly acknowledge that Iraq was not operationally linked to 9/11.

http://thinkprogress.org/2006/08/21/bush-on-911/
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:59 PM
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1. Sure would be nice to Impeach that bastard. n/t
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:02 PM
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2. Since we are now so mired in Iraq that we can't get out, it's ok
for them to state the obvious, because there is nothing we can do about it now anyway.
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intaglio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:07 PM
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3. keeping this one near the top
:mad:
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Trouser Trout Donating Member (326 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:23 PM
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5. You can't impeach someone in a time of war!
At least that's what they'll say when Bush gives the orders for airstrikes against Iran.Nevermind that we don't know where they're hiding their weapons, or how far underground, perpetual war and perpetual terror are the keys to Repub's re-election strategy.Sy Hersh says it's a done deal, and we know his track record for being right.
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greenman3610 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:22 PM
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4. Did he also confirm ( again) that there were no WMD?
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paparush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:25 PM
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6. I'm sure this will be All Over the 6:00 o'clock news...LOLOLOLOL
ROFLMAO!! Yeah...RIGHT
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IthinkThereforeIAM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:35 PM
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7. Kick...

... :kick:
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:40 PM
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8. It will get just as much play as the last time he said it
Which is to say zero, except for the Randi Rhodes Show, and she'll play it at every other station break. But for the rest of the media? Stone silence will be the official order of the day. Then the relentless stories will come out with subtle linking of Iraq to 9/11, then the startling polls that say that half of the American people think that Saddam had something to do with 9/11, and nobody anywhere will have the slightest idea where the public gets this idea.

This bit of theater has long gotten stale, and with all the dead bodies in Iraq, it doesn't even rate a morbid gallows humor kind of chuckle except from the hopelessly deranged or the sociopaths.
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