Thursday, August 24, 2006

No connection

In the lead-up to its illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq, the Bush Administration did everything it could to link Saddam Hussein to the September 11th attacks - even going so far as to establish an Office of Special Plans to manipulate intelligence to prove it. And when he invaded Iraq, Bush did so under the "justification" that such action was

consistent with the United States and other countries continuing to take the necessary actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.

(Emphasis added)

So its a bit surprising to see Bush saying now that Iraq had nothing to do with September 11th. But I guess he doesn't have a war to start...