Wednesday, August 23, 2006

"Nobody has ever suggested that the attacks of September the 11th were ordered by Iraq."

sug·gest (sg-jst, s-jst) KEY

sug·gest·ed , sug·gest·ing , sug·gests
1. To offer for consideration or action; propose: suggest things for children to do; suggested that we take a walk.
2. To bring or call to mind by logic or association; evoke: a cloud that suggests a mushroom; a ringlike symbol suggesting unity.
3. To make evident indirectly; intimate or imply: a silence that suggested disapproval.
4. To serve as or provide a motive for; prompt or demand: Such a crime suggests apt punishment.

Why can an obscure anonymous blogboy do this in 15 minutes, yet the national media not manage to pull off any comparison in 48 hours?

October 28, 2002:
"This [Saddam Hussein] is a person who has had contacts with al Qaeda."

February 2, 2003:
"Saddam Hussein has longstanding, direct and continuing ties to terrorist networks. Senior members of Iraqi intelligence and al Qaeda have met at least eight times since the early 1990s. Iraq has sent bomb-making and document forgery experts to work with al Qaeda. Iraq has also provided al Qaeda with chemical and biological weapons training."

March 6, 2003:
"He has trained and financed al Qaeda-type organizations before, al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations."

May 1, 2003 sans flightsuit:
The liberation of Iraq is a crucial advance in the campaign against terror. We've removed an ally of al Qaeda, and cut off a source of terrorist funding.

January 23, 2004:
"There's overwhelming evidence there was a connection between al Qaeda and the Iraqi government," Cheney said in an interview on National Public Radio.

June 15, 2004:
President Bush repeated his administration's claim that Iraq was in league with al Qaeda under Saddam Hussein's rule, saying Tuesday that fugitive Islamic militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi ties Saddam to the terrorist network.

June 18, 2004:
Vice President Dick Cheney said Thursday the evidence is "overwhelming" that al Qaeda had a relationship with Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq, and he said media reports suggesting that the 9/11 commission has reached a contradictory conclusion were "irresponsible."

"There clearly was a relationship. It's been testified to. The evidence is overwhelming," Cheney said in an interview with CNBC's "Capitol Report."

June 18, 2004:
"The reason I keep insisting that there was a relationship between Iraq and Saddam and al Qaeda" is "because there was a relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda."

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