“After Sept. 11, America decided that we would fight the war on terror on the offense, and that we would confront threats before they fully materialized,” the president said. “Saddam Hussein was a threat to the United States of America. America is safer today because Saddam Hussein is no longer in power. Now, it’s time for the Iraqi leaders to do their part and finish the job of forming a unity government.”
Pres. Bush made this statement in April 2006. Despite the fact that no evidence has ever been produced linking 9/11 attacks to either Saddam or Iraq; despite the fact that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have been proven to have direct links to the hijackers and yet have faced not even a verbal threat, Bush continues even now to link Saddam and 9/11 in the hopes of justifying his war.
Recently Bush made this statement: “First, just if I might correct a misperception, I don’t think we ever said – at least I know I didn’t say that there was a direct connection between September the 11th and Saddam Hussein.”
For a man who has trouble stringing syllables together, Bush is careful with words. No, he hasn’t made much in the way of direct connections lately. But he sure does like to use the phrase 9/11 in close proximity to the word Saddam.
Pres. Bush should come clean once and for all. He should come out and say directly that there is NO evidence that Saddam was involved in 9/11 and therefore the current invasion had nothing to do with 9/11. But of course he won’t. After all, there are still people who believe without a doubt that Saddam was involved in 9/11. Since all the other justifications for the war have been proven false or eroded – no WMDs, no bringing democracy, no making the world safer – his last tenuous hold on any kind of justification lies in continued implications that Saddam was responsible for 9/11.
IT AIN’T SO, people. It’s time to hold this President accountable when he manages to actually put together a comprehensible sentence or two.