How’s this for a tautology: “The reason I keep insisting that there was a relationship between Iraq and Saddam and al Qaeda is because there was a relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda.”
This is what Bush explained to reporters this afternoon. Oh, if saying it could only make it so, Bush would have had Saddam himself piloting the plane into the Pentagon. Unfortunately, no matter how many times Bush makes his wish, it doesn’t come true: Saddam and bin Laden had nothing to do with each other. And Saddam had nothing to do with September 11, 2001.
Bush concedes that the attacks were not orchestrated by Saddam Hussein. But there were, Bush
argues wishes pleads “numerous contacts between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda.”
By this logic, we should be going after Dick Cheney because of his “numerous contacts” with the illustrious Halliburton corporation, who seems to be the primary beneficiary of the war in Iraq, what with the kickbacks, overcharging, and awesome food service.
If my saying it would only make it so…