Friday, September 08, 2006

Now it is official...

From the Washington Monthly, we find out that the Bush administration was not planning to stay in Iraq for long. In fact, Rumsfeld had given an order that there was to be NO mention of post-war planning in Iraq. As it stands now, the three reasons for the US going to war in Iraq have been revealed to be fraudulent. Here is the list:

Weapons of Mass Destruction (see below)
Iraq and Al Qaeda or al-Zarqawi
Spreading Democracy throughout the Middle East

Don't believe me? Bush says it here in his press conference from last month:

THE PRESIDENT: I square it because, imagine a world in which you had Saddam Hussein who had the capacity to make a weapon of mass destruction, who was paying suiciders to kill innocent life, who would -- who had relations with Zarqawi. Imagine what the world would be like with him in power. The idea is to try to help change the Middle East.

Now, look, part of the reason we went into Iraq was -- the main reason we went into Iraq at the time was we thought he had weapons of mass destruction. It turns out he didn't, but he had the capacity to make weapons of mass destruction. But I also talked about the human suffering in Iraq, and I also talked the need to advance a freedom agenda. And so my question -- my answer to your question is, is that, imagine a world in which Saddam Hussein was there, stirring up even more trouble in a part of the world that had so much resentment and so much hatred that people came and killed 3,000 of our citizens.

You know, I've heard this theory about everything was just fine until we arrived, and kind of "we're going to stir up the hornet's nest" theory. It just doesn't hold water, as far as I'm concerned. The terrorists attacked us and killed 3,000 of our citizens before we started the freedom agenda in the Middle East.

To be honest with you, I don't think such deception merits impeachment. It is not like dragging us into a catastrophic situation in the Middle East at the enormous cost to taxpayers is that serious, I mean it's not as if he lied about receiving sexual favors from an intern...

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