I have a question.
President Bush has repeatedly insisted that our invasion of Iraq was not in response to the 9/11 attack. Here are a couple of examples:
“We’ve had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with the September 11th.” September 17, 2003
“This administration never said that the 9/11 attacks were orchestrated between Saddam and al Qaeda.” June 17, 2004
He HAS said that we invaded Iraq because they were preparing to attack us, and members of his administration went so far as to say Iraq was preparing to attack us with nuclear weapons. (He has also said that we attacked Iraq “to bring freedom to the Iraqi people.”)
My question: Why does the right-wing blogosphere and much of the media continue to repeat that we are in Iraq “because we were attacked” and link the invasion to 9/11 even though the President insists that is not the reason? Why are so many supposedly loyal right-wingers going against the President on that?
What I am getting at is, shouldn’t we take advantage of opportunities to remind them (comments at RW blogs, letters to editors, talk-show call-ins, etc.) that the President has insisted that the invastion was not because of 9/11?
Update – Doesn’t matter, they’re brown. That’s the whole point. Fighting “them” there so we don’t have to fight “them” over here means brown. Iraq? Iran? Doesn’t matter. Brown matters.