Quick, someone check and see if the rivers have turned to blood…
“There’s no question that Saddam Hussein had al-Qaida ties,” the president said. But he also said, “We have no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with the Sept. 11” attacks.
The president’s comment on Saddam, the deposed Iraqi leader, was in line with a statement Tuesday by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who said he not seen any evidence that Saddam was involved in the attacks.
Of course it didn’t hurt their cause of getting the public to go along with the war to allow everyone to think that Iraq had a hand in September 11th so they didn’t bother to mention it until now, but I suppose I should be happy they’re at least owning up to the truth. Finally.
UPDATE: This is a bit more convoluted than I had thought. On the way home from work yesterday I was listening to NPR and they did a piece on this that seems to show that the Bush administration pushed the supposed link between Saddam and al-Qaida harder than I had thought. Click here to go to the news story. NPR’s story actually made my angry whereas before I was just annoyed.