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The Cleaner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:19 AM
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Unbelievable! Bush STILL Linking Iraq to 9/11: WHAT A LIAR DOOFUS!

While discussing the situation in Iraq and explaining the reasons the United States launched a pre-emptive strike against the country, Bush told the journalists that "I believe when you get attacked and somebody declares war on you, you fight back. And that's what we're doing," according to a transcript of the interview...

For President Bush to say publicly that the United States attacked Iraq because of 9/11 is an insult to the more than 2,809 men and women who have died in combat in Iraq and tens of thousands of other soldiers who were maimed, believing they were fighting a war predicated on finding weapons of mass destruction. But Bush is desperate. His ratings have slipped below 35 percent. The public is growing frustrated and tired of the Iraq war. Republicans in Congress fear that they will lose control of the House to Democrats. What to do? Once again, get the public to believe Iraq was responsible for 9/11 and that the war was justified.

Those egregiously false statements have been debunked dozens of times over the course of the three-year war. Iraq did not possess caches of biological and chemical weapons, nor was the country involved in any aspect of the 9/11 attacks. Furthermore, more than half the country is of the opinion that the Iraq war was a terrible mistake, and as US military casualties and violence in the war-torn country continue to surge on a near-daily basis, the number of people who would like to see a swift exit grows.

Source: http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/103006Z.shtml
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:23 AM
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1.  and this is after he admitted Iraq had nothing to do with 911
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 10:23 AM by Solly Mack
during a news conference

http://www.crooksandliars.com/2006/08/21/bush-says-iraq... /

anyone else getting whiplash from all that flopping?

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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:06 PM
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15. And it was actually the second time he said it
Randi Rhodes has been using a clip of him saying it for over a year.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:35 AM
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2. Is he trail ballooning his war crimes defense?
We'll need a truth and reconciliation commission after these liars are expunged from our government.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:53 AM
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3. And didn't HE say that "I never claimed that Iraq had anything to do
with 9/11"???
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subterranean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:53 AM
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4. He never directly says that Iraq attacked us on 9/11
Notice his statements are always carefully worded to imply a connection between Iraq and 9/11, without ever directly saying so. He does it by linking Iraq with the "War on Terror." Then, when he's questioned about it, he can say, "I never said Saddam ordered the attacks on September the 11th."
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:05 PM
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7. Yeah, it's like when he said "we've never been about stay the course"
He never said he didn't say it, just that they've never been about it, which for all we know is true. Who can tell what they're actually about in all that mess they created.

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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:08 PM
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8. There is a quote somewhere...
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 01:11 PM by jberryhill
...on this topic where he says something along the lines of "I've been very careful not to say that".

It was one of those "duh" moments - OF COURSE you've been very careful with your words. You HAVE to be careful with your words when you are trying to be literally true while implying something other than the truth.


on edit:

Here 'tis, in an interesting context on a site defending Bush:

http://newsbusters.org/node/4559

"A second Bush soundbite followed up the first clip: 'I was very careful never to say that Saddam Hussein ordered the attacks on America.'"

From there, the nutter goes on to call Olberman a liar, without realizing that Bush's quote itself is practically an admission that he had to be "very careful" never to expressly state what he was implying in context.
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The Count Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:56 PM
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12. Just like Cheney who never "slips up" on torture - what a careful bunch!
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:05 AM
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5. That's all he's got
I don't believe there are enough brain addled sheeple to make a difference though. If he announced this to an audience of thinking people he'd booed from the stage.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:44 PM
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6. He can always blame it on *bad intel*





Hell, it worked for him before.




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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:14 PM
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16. "We were gullible and incompetent" ! nt
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:18 PM
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9. Under or over-medicated today? Can't tell anymore.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:20 PM
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10. this man just does not get it at all
he is compulsive liar and does not live in reality.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:21 PM
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11. He's talked his sorry ass into believing this.
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:34 PM
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13. This statement pretty much says it all (but, not the way he meant):
"I believe when you get attacked and somebody declares war on you, you fight back."

Could it be, Mr. Bush, that this is why the Iraqi insurgency is fighting back against US troops?
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klook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:37 PM
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14. When a lie is all you have
you never give up the lie.
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