Dick Polman an exchange in todays
Presid presidential press conference:
Q: “What did Iraq have to do with it?”
BUSH: “What did Iraq have to do with what?”
Q: “The attack on the World Trade Center.”
Well, that’s very interesting…given the fact that Dick Cheney and other Bush war planners repeatedly and publicly sought to convince Americans that Iraq was very much involved. Cheney went on Sunday morning TV with his claim (long since disproved by intelligence officials) that one of the terrorists who crashed into the World Trade Center was seen meeting in Prague with a Saddam Hussein agent.
But let’s return to what Bush said today. Here’s his entire answer:
“Nothing. Except itâ€™s part of — and nobody has suggested in this administration that Saddam Hussein ordered the attack. Iraq was a — Iraq — the lesson of September 11th is take threats before they fully materialize, Ken. Nobodyâ€™s ever suggested that the attacks of September the 11th were ordered by Iraq.”
Nobody’s ever “suggested” it? Another stunner. Bush himself has “suggested” it on many occasions. For instance, during a press conference on the eve of the war, while talking about Saddam, he reportedly invoked Sept. 11 eight times.
The conclusion is inescapable: By accident or design, Bush is now issuing factually-challenged denials about his previous factually-challenged assertions. . . .
They can’t even keep their lies straight.