Saturday, August 20, 2005

President Bush has launched a five day push to defend his invasion of my peace loving nation which has never harmed anyone.... Well, except for Kuwait, Iran, the Shiites, and the Kurds. Probably a few others, too, which I've forgotten. But aside from those few exceptions, we were the friendliest darned neighbors you could ever hope to have.

As usual, he has begun by labeling the attack on Iraq as part of his "War on Terror." How this is, no one knows. After all, it has been well established that Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11. Even more importantly, we had no significant ties to Osama bin Laden and the rest of his bunch of religious wackos. And not only were there were NO Iraqis among the 19 hijackers, most of them were from countries that are US allies: Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt. In fact, bin Laden himself is a Saudi!

But facts have never much mattered to Bush. Facts just get in the way of his view of the world. Facts are nothing more than a nuisance. Facts support the Theory of Evolution, and ONLY the Theory of Evolution. Facts are annoying. And that means facts need to be ignored when they contradict perceived reality.

And that's why Bush continues to invoke 9-11 whenever he justifies the war in Iraq.