The lies continue:
Bush sought to put the Iraq war in a global context, calling it a central front in the war on terrorism, and accusing al Qaeda militants and their supporters of seeking to overthrow moderate Arab governments and to attack U.S. targets.Of course, it wouldn't be if we had not invaded. And why is it OK for the US to overthrow a government to further their Empire and spread their ideology, but not someone else? (As if AlQaeda would have overthrown the Iraqi government, anyway. We did that for them)
The militants believe that controlling one country will rally the Muslim masses, enabling them to overthrow all moderate governments in the region and establish a radical Islamic empire that expands from Spain to Indonesia," Bush said.So, naturally, the smart thing for us to do is to overthrow a secular state that had no ties to terrorism, and continue to send money to a number of Islamic states who do (like Saudi Arabia). Given the obvious deception, who could possibly buy this tripe?
Citing recent attacks in London, Sharm el-Sheikh and Bali, Bush said while the bombings appeared random, they serve a clear ideology, "a set of beliefs that are evil but not insane," and gave a new name for the ideology: Islamo-facism.
An ideology Saddam Hussien rejected.
Since such weapons were never found, and al Qaeda followers have spilled into Iraq to fight against the Americans, Bush now calls Iraq a central focus of the war on terrorism he launched after the September 11 attacks.
His remarks were aimed at an increasingly restive American public, which is weary of daily television images of bombings from Iraq and holding funerals for the more than 1,900 Americans killed in Iraq.
"Wars are not won without sacrifice, and this war will require more sacrifice, more time, and more resolve. The terrorists are as brutal an enemy as we have ever faced," he said.
And we'd not be facing them had we not invaded Iraq.
"State sponsors like Syria and Iran have a long history of collaboration with terrorists and they deserve no patience from the victims of terror. The United States makes no distinction between those who commit acts of terror and those who support and harbor them because they're equally as guilty of murder," he said.
Unless, of course, you are Saudi Arabia.
Democrats then counter with their own convenient amnesia:
Democrats did not hear what they wanted from Bush. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, said Bush failed to outline a strategy for achieving military, political and economic success in Iraq.Something we all knew before you and your friends in Congress took a big ol' steaming dump on the Constitution and told him he had the power to invade, anyway. You can not avoid your responsibility in this mess.
"Instead, the president continued to falsely assert there is a link between the war in Iraq and the tragedy of September 11th, a link that did not and does not exist," he said.
Neither can the 50,000 or so dead Iraqis, or the 2000 dead US soldiers. Deaths that are squarely on your blood stained hands.
And y'all want to bitch about steriods in baseball.