Just As I Thought

Can’t let it go

It was the only excuse for war he came up with that stuck: the idea that somehow Saddam Hussein was implicated in September 11. it’s been debunked many times by many people, and now, significantly, but the September 11 commission. And yet, you just knew that he wouldn’t back down from his story, didn’t you?

President Bush insisted today that “numerous contacts” between the ousted government of Saddam Hussein and the al Qaeda terrorist network showed that the former Iraqi leader was a threat to the United States, despite a report by the Sept. 11 commission that found no “collaborative relationship” between Iraq and al Qaeda.

“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 Cabinet meeting at the White House.

Bush said the contacts between Iraq and al Qaeda provided proof of a relationship.

I’ve had a couple contacts with “Miss Mary,” the checkout lady at the grocery store, most recently on Tuesday. Does that mean we have a relationship?

By that logic, I wonder how many contacts our government had with al Qaeda? With Saddam Hussein? Don’t make me post up that picture of Donald Rumsfeld shaking hands with Saddam, okay?

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