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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Bush Admits Iraq has nothing to do with 9/11

Bush finally realizes what the rest of the world figured out some time ago:

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.

It is impressive that even Bush now claims that Bush was wrong. Keep this up and Steve Harper and the CPC will start admitting that Bush was wrong. Then (If Steve-o says it enough) then the blooging torries will start to admit that Bush was wrong. Then (If enough of the wank-o-sphere says it) maybe even Small Dead Animals will admit that Bush was ......

Never Mind.

Even I can't stretch that far.

Here is the transcript:

BUSH: The terrorists attacked us and killed 3,000 of our citizens before we started the freedom agenda in the Middle East.

QUESTION: What did Iraq have to do with it?

BUSH: What did Iraq have to do with what?

QUESTION: The attack on the World Trade Center.

BUSH: Nothing. Except it’s part of — and nobody has suggested in this administration that Saddam Hussein ordered the attack. Iraq was a — Iraq — the lesson of September 11th is take threats before they fully materialize, Ken. Nobody’s ever suggested that the attacks of September the 11th were ordered by Iraq.

Really? No one has suggested that Saddam Hussein ordered the attack. Eh? Nobody EXCEPT BUSH HIMSELF (and Cheney).
President Bush yesterday defended his assertions that there was a relationship between Saddam Hussein's Iraq and Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda, putting him at odds with this week's finding of the bipartisan Sept. 11 commission. "The reason I keep insisting that there was a relationship between Iraq and Saddam and al Qaeda: because there was a relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda," Bush said after a Cabinet meeting.
Source: Washington Post
President George W Bush confided to colleagues that he believed that Saddam was directly involved in the attacks. "He probably was behind this in the end," he said. In his State of Union speech in January, Mr Bush made the case for confronting Iraq, saying: "Saddam Hussein aids and protects terrorists, including members of al-Qa'eda."
Source: Daily Telegraph

The war on terror, you can't distinguish between al Qaeda and Saddam when you talk about the war on terror.
Source: White House News Release
Vice President Dick Cheney has again linked former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein with al Qaeda as he defended the US decision to invade Iraq.
Source: New Zeland Times