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Putting together the president's logic for going to war

We invaded Iraq to free the Iraqi people from Saddam Hussein so that terrorists could enter the country and we could kill them there to avoid 9/11 2.0 based on what the President Bush is telling the American people. Bush's original justification regarding Saddam's non-existent weapons of mass destruction is completely out the window now. I'm sure the Iraqi people are thrilled with us now that, in addition to dealing with an insurgency, Iraq is attracting terrorists from around the Middle East as a result of the invasion.

In his speech last night, Bush briefly mentioned Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi:

"The only way our enemies can succeed is if we forget the lessons of September 11, if we abandon the Iraqi people to men like Zarqawi and if we yield the future of the Middle East to men like bin Laden. For the sake of our nation's security, this will not happen on my watch."

It's the president who hasn't learned how to deal with bin Laden and Zarqawi, two terrorists that we had the chance to capture and didn't. In the case of Zarqawi, the president killed three plans assembled by the Pentagon to catch him before the war, because they feared it would undercut their justification for invading Iraq. Regarding bin Laden, he was present at the battle of Tora Bora in late 2001, and the administration has admitted it failed to catch bin Laden as a result of sending in Afghan forces instead of committing US ground troops.

CNN's polling director points out many Americans didn't watch the speech last night and of those that did, they were 2-1 Republican. The rest of the country appears to be literally tuning out this president.


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