The Airing of Grievances
Thursday, June 17, 2004
What a dipshit:
"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," Bush told reporters after a meeting with his Cabinet.So, by Bush's logic, the reason 2 + 2 = 5 is because he says 2 + 2 = 5.
"This administration never said that the 9/11 attacks were orchestrated between Saddam and al-Qaeda. We did say there were numerous contacts between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda," the Republican president said.
"There were numerous contacts between the two," he added, citing reports of a Sudan meeting between al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and Iraqi intelligence officers.
OK, yes, Al Qaeda agents contacted Iraqi officials, maybe even Saddam himself, about a possible working relationship. Strictly speaking, yes, this constitutes a "relationship" between Iraq and Al Qaeda. Saddam blew them off. If the 9/11 Commission's report is to be trusted, no working relationship was ever forged. Period.
I don't know what scares me more about these mental midgets - the refusal to see reality for what it is and admit a misjudgement or the fact that one of Bush's rationales for going to war at this point boils down to semantics.
I gotta stop reading "1984", reality is fast becoming stranger than fiction.