Monday, August 21, 2006

George Bush - "We're Not Leaving Iraq So Long As I'm The President"

"A failed Iraq would make America less secure," said Bush. "A failed Iraq in the heart of the Middle East will provide safe haven for terrorists and extremists."

The president forcefully rejected the suggestion that such concerns did not exist before US-led forces toppled Saddam.

"You know, I've heard this theory about, you know, everything was just fine until we arrived and -- you know, the stir-up-the-hornet's-nest theory. It just doesn't hold water, as far as I'm concerned," he said.

"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," he said, in a reference to the September 11, 2001 terrorist strikes.

But this is the best part of all:

At a press conference this morning in Washington, D.C., President Bush declared, "We’re not leaving [Iraq] so long as I’m the president. That would be a huge mistake.” Bush leaves office in January 2009.

No matter what happens this fall in the elections, no matter how many protests there are and no matter how low public approval goes for the Iraq war, he George Bush, is not leaving Iraq.

How many times are we going to hear Bush or Cheney make a connection any way they can between Iraq/Saddam and 9/11?

Iraq had as much to do with 9/11 as Canada did.

Which as most sane people know is nothing at all.

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