Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Bloglines - The Question of the Millennium

"Throughout the nation's history, the national destiny of the United States has been understood in antimilitaristic, libertarian terms." -Hans J. Morgenthau

The Question of the Millennium

By Justin Logan

According to Joe Lieberman, posting this might just singlehandedly undermine the war on terror, but I can't resist. Joe Scarborough asks the essential question:

Bloglines - Bush says: Iraq Had ‘Nothing’ To Do With 9/11

Crooks and Liars
John Amato's Virtual Online Magazine

Bush says: “Iraq Had ‘Nothing’ To Do With 9/11″

By John Amato on George W. Bush

Bush-Presser-Iraq.jpg Karl Rove and Dick Cheney are not happy campers today that’s for sure. He admits he was wrong about WMD’s in Iraq and now this.

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QUESTION: A lot of the consequences you mentioned for pulling out seem like maybe they never would have been there if we hadn’t gone in. How do you square all of that?

BUSH: I square it because imagine a world in which you had Saddam Hussein, who had the capacity to make a weapon of mass destruction, who was paying suiciders to kill innocent life, who had relations with Zarqawi.

You know, I’ve heard this theory about, you know, everything was just fine until we arrived [in Iraq] and — you know, the stir-up-the-hornet’s- nest theory. It just doesn’t hold water, as far as I’m concerned.

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

QUESTION: What did Iraqi have to do with that?
BUSH: What did Iraq have to do with what?

QUESTION: The attacks upon the World Trade Center.

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

I seem to remember Dick Cheny, Condi and Bush trying link Iraq to 9/11 way back when:

Russert: Do you still believe there is no evidence that Iraq was involved in September 11?

CHENEY: Well, what we now have that’s developed since you and I last talked, Tim, of course, was that report that’s been pretty well confirmed, that he did go to Prague and he did meet with a senior official of the Iraqi intelligence service in Czechoslovakia last April, several months before the attack

Martini Republic: So, to sum up, we had to invade Iraq because Saddam didn’t have any WMDs and didn’t have any connection to 9/11. And his handlers reportedly cannot understand why his approval ratings remain in the toilet.