Monday, June 20, 2005

Accidental Truth

Bloggerheads highlights President Bush's Radio Address from the 18th June, in which he's still propogating a huge whopper.
"We went to war because we were attacked, and we are at war today because there are still people out there who want to harm our country and hurt our citizens. Some may disagree with my decision to remove Saddam Hussein from power..."
A textbook example of the President evoking the horrors of the World Trade Center attacks and suggesting a link to the war in Iraq, a link which clearly isn't justified.
There was one extraordinary admission from Bush:
"Our troops are fighting these terrorists in Iraq so you will not have to face them here at home".
I think that's the most truthful explanation of the current situation in Iraq I've ever heard from the President. The policies of the Bush administration have turned Iraq into a magnet for Islamic and anti-American extremists. It doesn't matter to the US government that they've created more extremists through their actions in Iraq. What's important is that the extremists are mostly killing Iraqi and not US citizens.

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