On ‘Mission Accomplished’ Day, Desperate Bush Mentions al Qaeda 28 Times in Speech on Iraq

Yesterday, on the fourth anniversary of his “Mission Accomplished” debacle, Pres. Bush delivered a speech to a construction industry group in which he desperately tried to link the war in Iraq to 9/11 — using the words “al Qaeda” 28 times in 73 minutes. (He also used the word “progress” 15 times.)

The only rational explanation for reviving the 9/11-Iraq bugaboo now is to keep Fox News watchers in the fold. They’re the only ones who still believe Saddam was behind the attacks.

Here he is at his most shameless:

Al Qaeda is the group that plot [sic] and planned and trained killers to come and kill people on our soil. The same bunch that is causing havoc in Iraq were the ones who came and murdered our citizens. I’ve got to tell you, that day deeply affected my decision-making. And I vowed that I would do anything that I possibly could within the law to protect the American citizens against further attack by these ideologues, by these murderers.

And:

For America, the decision we face in Iraq is not whether we ought to take sides in a civil war, it’s whether we stay in the fight against the same international terrorist network that attacked us on 9/11. I strongly believe it’s in our national interest to stay in the fight.

The only rational explanation for reviving the 9/11-Iraq bugaboo now is to keep Fox News watchers in the fold. They’re the only ones who still believe Saddam was behind the attacks.

Or maybe, as Keith Olbermann suggested, the White House message team is forced to drag out this tired crap because that’s all they’ve got left.

5 Responses »

  1. www.buzzflash.net May 3, 2007 @ 4:04 pm

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  2. EvilPoet May 3, 2007 @ 5:40 pm

    Interesting timing on this. I wonder if the Republican debate that’s going on tonight has anything to do with it? Al Qaeda makes a great prop when poll numbers are falling and BushCo needs to scare up support. QED. Nevermind that Al Qaeda had nothing whatsoever to do with Iraq.

  3. Greg Bacon May 3, 2007 @ 5:57 pm

    “…the fight against the same international terrorist network that attacked us on 9/11..”

    Yeah, President Chimp, just what is this “international terror network?”

    Are you referring to the one your bastard VP, Dick “IGOR” Cheney, runs out of his “undisclosed bunker location?”

    Al Qaeda is the 21st Century version of
    the Soviet boogieman.

  4. c May 3, 2007 @ 6:46 pm

    FIRST OF ALL IRAQ AND HUSSIN DID NOT DO 9/11 IT WAS BIN LADEN ONE OF BUSHIES MONEY CONTRIBUTORS THAT BUSHCO DID NOT WANT TO HURT AND MAINLY WANTED TO INVADE IRAQ SO HE AND CHENY COULD RUN THE GAS UP ON US WORKING CLASS TO 4.00 LIKE HE HAS AND NOT GIVEN US A MINUNUM WAGE INCREASE!!! BUSH CO IS A BASTARD PIECE OF SHIT!

  5. c May 4, 2007 @ 6:18 pm

    SON OF A BITCH DOES NOT HAVE ANY THING TO TALK ABOUT FOR THE MISSION IF FAR FROM ACCOMPLISHED!!!!!!!!! IT IS ONLY SCREW UP BY BUSH AND CHENYS DESIRE FOR HIGHER GAS PRICES AND RIPPING AMERICANS OFF AND KILLING OUR YOUNG MEN!!!! WHAT WAS THAT? YES I AGREE CLINTONS DICK LIE SURE DID NOT KILL ANY ONE OR HUT ANY ONE!!!!!

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