The hijackers in the September 11 attacks were 19 men affiliated with al-Qaeda, and 15 of the 19 were citizens of Saudi Arabia. The others were from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Lebanon.
So why did Bush evacuate 2 dozen members of Osama bin Laden’s family from the United States the first few days following? (They were friends of the Bush family.)
Why did GW attack a completely different nation – Iraq?
Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with 9-11. He didn’t even like Osama bin Ladin.
Pretty much everyone (not angling to get a job on FOX News) agrees the War on Iraq was a mistake.
Former CIA Deputy Director and intelligence briefer Michael Morell recently admits Iraq WMD “intelligence” was a lie.
The war was going to happen. The WMD claims were the result of the need to find a case for the war, rather than the other way around. Paul Krugman is exactly right when he says:
The Iraq war wasn’t an innocent mistake, a venture undertaken on the basis of intelligence that turned out to be wrong. America invaded Iraq because the Bush administration wanted a war. The public justifications for the invasion were nothing but pretexts, and falsified pretexts at that.
Trillions of dollars wasted. So many lives destroyed. These are the guys to blame. 😦
Iraq would have been better off with Saddam. The USA would be safer today if they had let the Iraqi people decide their own fate.