His comments came a week after a public opinion poll found that nearly 70 percent of Americans believe that Saddam’s regime, which US-led forces toppled in April, was linked to the attacks that prompted the global war on terrorism.
Asked how that could be, McClellan dismissively replied that he was not a pollster and could not explain those findings, but said Saddam had a “long history” of ties to terrorism.
“We learn more and more that there was a relationship between Iraq and al-Qaeda that stretched back through most of the decade of the (19)90s,” he said in the interview.
Oh, please! GIVE. ME. A. BREAK. Not a pollster. JUST LAST SUNDAY Cheney said Iraq was tied to 9/11.
On Sunday, Vice President Dick Cheney told NBC television “it’s not surprising that people make that connection” and hinted at a growing body of evidence tying Saddam’s regime to Osama bin Laden’s network.
My friend Ron says, “The most troubling quotes I read came from soldiers in Iraq ready to kill any Iraqi they saw to avenge 9/11. I dont care if he lied to me but to lie to the soldiers to ge them to fight thats beyond the pale.” I replied, “Show that White House quote to soldiers with friends who died.” Ron replied, “Imagine the rage a brave soldier will feel when he realizes how many fellow soldiers died or were seriously wounded because of this lie.”