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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:09 AM
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Bush says Saddam was not connected to 9/11 - and then connects Iraq war to.... 9/11
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 10:39 AM by sabra

http://www.usatoday.com/_ads/interstitial/2008/page/int...

President Bush plans to discuss the decision to invade Iraq during a speech he's scheduled to give this afternoon in Washington. Here's an excerpt:

It is true, as I have said many times, that Saddam Hussein was not connected to the 9/11 attacks. But the decision to remove Saddam from power cannot be viewed in isolation from 9/11. In a world where terrorists armed with box cutters had just killed nearly 3,000 people, America had to decide whether we could tolerate a sworn enemy that acted belligerently, that supported terror, and that intelligence agencies around the world believed had weapons of mass destruction. It was clear to me, to members of both political parties, and to many leaders around the world that after 9/11, this was a risk we could not afford to take. So we went back to the UN Security Council, which unanimously passed Resolution 1441 calling on Saddam Hussein to disclose, disarm, or face serious consequences. With this resolution, we offered Saddam Hussein a final chance to comply with the demands of the world. When he refused to resolve the issue peacefully, we acted with a coalition of nations to protect our people and liberated 25 million Iraqis.

When Saddams regime fell, we refused to take the easy option and install a friendly strongman in his place. Even though it required enormous sacrifice, we stood by the Iraqi people as they elected their own leaders and built a young democracy. When the violence reached its most dire point, pressure to withdraw reached its height. Yet failure in Iraq would have unleashed chaos, widened the violence, and allowed terrorists to gain new safe havens a fundamental contradiction of our vision for the Middle East. So we adopted a new strategy, and deployed more troops to secure the Iraqi people. When the surge met its objective, we began to bring our troops home under a policy of return on success. And yesterday, building on the gains made by the surge, the democratic government of Iraq approved two agreements with the United States that formalize our diplomatic, economic, and security ties and set a framework for the drawdown of American forces as the fight in Iraq nears a successful end.

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GodlessBiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:18 AM
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1. And, as Bush has said, Saddam was "the guy who tried to kill my dad."
The invasion was an honor killing.
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stubtoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:23 AM
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2. He's working hard on creating his version of his legacy.
His circular logic is not helping.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:33 AM
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3. Bush has mastered doublethink
The ability to hold two mutually exclusive thoughts at the same time. He never lets them get too close to each other, but there's a part of his alleged brain that really truly believes the invasion of Iraq was linked to the 9/11 attacks, but in another part of the same "brain" he knows that Saddam had nothing to do with it. If an interviewer actually pinned him to the floor and got those two sentiments out of Bush consecutively, I don't think even then Bush would discern the contradiction. He uses either one depending on the circumstances, and both sentiments reflect his deepest core beliefs.

He's nuts.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:37 AM
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4. burnt toast is all I smell
rover has his work cut out for him if he is tasked to burnish scrubs legacy is all I can tell him
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Sal Minella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:48 AM
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5. First time EVER I've felt sorry for Karl Rove!!!
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xen Donating Member (33 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:12 PM
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6. lies lies lies
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 12:19 PM by xen
There was documentary on CNN last night with Christina Annanpour that showed we enabled and supported and encouraged Saddam to kill Iranians first then the Kurds,during the Iran iraq war.

The big lie again is that Saddam would not let inspectors in.
Bush and the warmongers kicked Hans Blix and the inspectors out because they could not find the fairy tale WMD's that never existed.We could let the truth be known at the time that there was no WMD,s,because it would kill our reason,and justication for the war on the Innocent people of Iraq.
The whole Bush Cabal needs to be brought to justice,and prosecuted to the max at the Hauge for war crimes, and crimes against Humanity on a hill of lies and deceit,arrogance and immorality.
He is lying to,o about not connecting Iraq to 911 after about 1 month of Osama 9 11,the bush propaganda machine with our major media,who are ALL mouth peices for the Bush whitehouse,kicked in with the Saddam 911 propaganda mantra,which erased the Osama 911 one.
So effective was this immoral and evil lie,that many people still have Saddam 911 imprinted on their pea brains.
No one can tell me that these warmongers really believe in a good God.
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indep_kidd Donating Member (30 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:24 PM
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7. What a lunatic
Can we put him on trial already?

It would be entertaining/hilarious if he hadn't cost us so many soldiers, innocent civilians, and billions of dollars in debt.
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