by John Hawkins | June 29, 2005 10:11 pm
Last night I heard several people on television spout something similar to this line, “We were told that Saddam had something to do with 9/11, but that was a lie. ” Excuse me while I take a few minutes to scream at the stupidity.
Okay, now I am going to very slowly explain something that Bush haters evidently cannot comprehend. President Bush never said that we should invade Iraq because Saddam Hussein was responsible for 9/11. He has said that Saddam had ties to terrorists, which he did. He also said, and it was well known, that Saddam wished harm to the U.S. and had, according the the U.N. and many others, unaccounted for WMD.
After 9/11, there was a lot of talk about not connecting the dots. Well, there were quite a few very large dots in Iraq, not connecting it to the attacks on 9/11, but indicating activity preparing for possible future attacks. (A few “connect the dots” posts are here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.)
The Iraq War was not retribution for 9/11/01, but the Iraq War has been very much about 9/11. It is about 9/11/2008 or 9/11/2012 or whatever the date, God forbid, the next large scale attack on America is scheduled to take place. It is about a U.S. President being responsible enough to act where he saw a threat so that he would not find himself waking up to another 9/11 and knowing that it happened because he had not connected the dots.
This excellent editorial at NRO lists many of the reasons that success in Iraq has very much to do with 9/11, including that “Saddam’s regime had a web of connections to Islamic extremists and terrorists”. I am sure that the anti-Bushies have access to the information cited here and at NRO, but they are completely incapable of comprehending it. It does not fit into their worldview and to attempt to process it would probably result in complete meltdown. But for those open-minded individuals out there who have been hearing that Iraq has nothing to do with 9/11 and therefore there was no reason to go into Iraq, take a look at the NRO editorial.
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