Troops: We're Retaliating for Saddam's Role in 9/11 - Bush: Iraq Had 'Nothing' To Do With 9/11
According to a February 2006 Zogby poll, almost 90 percent of American troops serving in Iraq believe their mission is "to retaliate for Saddam's role in the 9-11 attacks."
You would think Bush and his "stay the course" administration would have told the troops that 9/11 had absolutely nothing to do with their Mission. Should we expect any less from an administration that goes out of its way to support the troops?
Video from AlterNet:
In recent press conferences Bush has been stumbling and bumbling. Today was yet another example of his lies and reality catching up with him. He, as always, tried to tie the war in Iraq to 9/11, but this time a White House reporter interjected with a question:
BUSH: The terrorists attacked us and killed 3,000 of our citizens before we started the freedom agenda in the Middle East.
QUESTION: What did Iraq have to do with it?
BUSH: What did Iraq have to do with what?
QUESTION: The attack on the World Trade Center.
BUSH: Nothing. Except it'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. Nobody's ever suggested that the attacks of September the 11th were ordered by Iraq.