Wednesday, June 29, 2005
The Milking of 9/11 - Again
Exploitation of a national tragedy
If you sat through the president's speech last evening, my question is did you hear anything new?
I did not. However, during approximately 25 minutes, the president mentioned 9/11 five times!
We know now:
- There were no Iraqis among the terrorists who carried out the attacks
- Saddam Hussein had no link with the plotters (al Qaeda)
- Iraq was not a hot bed of terrorists before we began the war. It certainly has become one.
The New York Times - excerpt from editorial 6/29/05:
"We did not expect Mr. Bush would apologize for the misinformation that helped lead us into this war, or for the catastrophic mistakes his team made in running the military operation. But we had hoped he would resist the temptation to raise the bloody flag of 9/11 over and over again to justify a war in a country that had nothing whatsoever to do with the terrorist attacks. We had hoped that he would seize the moment to tell the nation how he will define victory, and to give Americans a specific sense of how he intends to reach that goal - beyond repeating the same wishful scenario that he has been describing since the invasion."
To find out about the background of president's plans for war, read the Downing Street Memo(s).