Bush Admits ‘Majority’ of 9/11 Hijackers Were Saudis

Six years too late, George W. Bush has finally acknowledged that 15 of the 19 September 11 hijackers were citizens of the U.S. ally, Saudi Arabia:

From 2003 to 2007, the number of people who believed Bush’s lie dropped from 70 percent to 33 percent. Bush will never recover from the anger felt by the 37 percent of Americans who came to the realization that they had been lied to by their president.

“There’s a lot of really good people here [in Saudi Arabia]. Look, you can’t deny the fact that some, a majority, of the terrorists came from Saudi, but you should not condemn an entire society based upon the actions of a handful of killers.”

It would have been nice if the interviewer, ABC’s Terry Moran, had gotten Bush on the record about the Middle Eastern nation whose citizens were not represented among these 19 mass murderers.

The breakdown was 15 Saudis, one Egyptian, one Lebanese and two from the Union of Arab Emirates (UAE).

None were from Iraq.

Despite this fact — and the fact that Saddam Hussein was a secular despot who was despised by Osama bin Laden, a right-wing religious fanatic — a poll two years after the attacks, and six months after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, 70 percent of Americans believed Iraq was responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

The fact that a solid majority of the public was misinformed was not an accident. It was a result of a propaganda campaign deployed from the Bush White House:

  • “We’ve learned that Iraq has trained al-Qaeda members in bomb-making and poisons and deadly gases. And we know that after September 11, Saddam Hussein’s regime gleefully celebrated the terrorist attacks on America. Some citizens wonder, after 11 years of living with this problem, why do we need to confront it now? And there’s a reason.”
    - Bush in Cincinnati on Oct. 7, 2002 (It was this speech in which the CIA forced Bush to remove a claim that Saddam had tried to purchase Nigerian uranium. The claim was reinserted as the famous “16 words” in Bush’s State of the Union speech the following January. When Amb. Joe Wilson called Bush on this lie, Cheney conspired to reveal the secret identity of Wilson’s wife and thus betrayed a clandestine U.S. government operation that tracked the WMD black market. Cheney’s man Scooter Libby took the fall for this treasonous act, apparently on the assurance that he would be pardoned for the crime before Bush leaves office.)
  • “But what I want to bring to your attention today is the potentially much more sinister nexus between Iraq and the Al Qaida terrorist network, a nexus that combines classic terrorist organizations and modern methods of murder. Iraq today harbors a deadly terrorist network headed by Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, an associated in collaborator of Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaida lieutenants…” And… “We are not surprised that Iraq is harboring Zarqawi and his subordinates. This understanding builds on decades long experience with respect to ties between Iraq and Al Qaida…” And… “Some believe, some claim these contacts do not amount to much. They say Saddam Hussein’s secular tyranny and Al Qaida’s religious tyranny do not mix. I am not comforted by this thought. Ambition and hatred are enough to bring Iraq and Al Qaida together…”
    - Former Sec. of State Colin Powell, in his presentation to the UN Feb. 5, 2003, the majority of which, including the connections between Iraq and al Qaeda, has been discredited
  • “Before September 11, 2001, many in the world believed that Saddam Hussein could be contained. But chemical agents and lethal viruses and shadowy terrorist networks are not easily contained. Imagine those 19 hijackers with other weapons, and other plans – this time armed by Saddam Hussein. It would take just one vial, one canister, one crate slipped into this country to bring a day of horror like none we have ever known.”
    - Bush in his Jan. 28, 2003 State of the Union speech
  • “And for America, there will be no going back to the era before September the 11th, 2001 — to false comfort in a dangerous world. We have learned that terrorist attacks are not caused by the use of strength; they are invited by the perception of weakness. And the surest way to avoid attacks on our own people is to engage the enemy where he lives and plans. We are fighting that enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan today so that we do not meet him again on our own streets, in our own cities.”
    - Bush in Sept. 7, 2003, address to the nation
  • “If we’re successful in Iraq … we will have struck a major blow right at the heart of the base, if you will, the geographic base of the terrorists who have had us under assault now for many years, but most especially on 9/11.”
    - Cheney on Meet the Press, Sept. 14, 2003
  • “[Saddam Hussein posed a risk in] a region from which the 9/11 threat emerged.”
    - National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice, Sept. 2003
  • “[Saddam Hussein] had long established ties with al Qaeda.”
    - Cheney, campaigning for reelection on June 14, 2004
  • “The only way our enemies can succeed is if we forget the lessons of September the 11th, 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.”
    - Bush, June 28, 2005
  • “That’s right.”
    Dick Cheney, on “Meet the Press,” Sept. 10, 2006, when asked by Tim Russert, “Well, I asked you. I said, is there a connection between Saddam and 9/11 on September ’03, and you said, we don’t know.”

But if you thought the case against Saddam’s masterminding of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, has been resolved, think again. Just four months ago, in September 2007, a staggering one-third of Americans still say they believe the Iraqi government was behind the attacks.

Over the four years between these two polls, the number of people who believed Bush’s lie about Iraq dropped from 70 percent to 33 percent. The anger, betrayal and embarrassment felt by the 37 percent of Americans — roughly 111 million people — who came to the realization that they had been lied to by their president is now and will forever be the defining element of George Bush’s legacy. In our country’s short history, no disinformation campaign by our government has been costlier in American blood and treasure.

They will never forgive him, and nor should they.

Interestingly, the number of Americans who still believe the lie that Saddam caused 9/11 coincides precisely with a poll released yesterday by ABC that found that about one-third of Americans (32 percent) still approve of George Bush’s performance on the job.


Update: As a commenter below correctly pointed out, there was a misattribution of a quote by Bush to Colin Powell in the source article from the BBC from which the quotes were taken. The phrase about the polling attributed Powell was inserted inadvertently. We apologize for the latter, and have vetted each of the quotes from the BBC article and sourced all of them to the White House, except for Rice’s statement, which she made in an ABC News interview and was widely reported, including the reference here in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. (We also added three more quotes, two sourced to the White House and one to a “Meet the Press” transcript.)

This does not change in even the slightest way the thrust of this article — that there was a concerted disinformation campaign by Bush officials to convince Americans that Iraq was behind 9/11. The proof of the theory was, and is, the result: In 2003, 70 percent of Americans believed this lie and, as recently as last fall, about one-third still do.

56 Responses »

  1. Greg Bacon January 16, 2008 @ 5:16 pm

    “There’s a lot of really good people here [in America]. Look, you can’t deny the fact that some, a majority, of the White House terrorists came from Texas, but you should not condemn an entire society based upon the actions of a handful of pathologically insane killers, like me and my trainer, Dick Cheney.

  2. Anonymous January 16, 2008 @ 6:21 pm


  3. Gene January 16, 2008 @ 6:46 pm

    “You can fool some of the people [apparently around one third] all of the time. Those are the ones you want to concentrate on.” George W. Bush

  4. FreedomOfInformationAct January 16, 2008 @ 7:42 pm

    Bush breaks all records in tanking approval ratings.

    Europe Rates Bush in the SINGLE DIGITS!!

    Issue: Ugly American?

    Europeans appear weary and wary of President Bush.
    More than 5,500 Europeans told this to Harris Interactive in a poll conducted for the International Herald Tribune and a French television station. The survey showed that Mr. Bush’s reputation is tanking.

    The approval rating of President George W. Bush on an approval scale of zero to 100 in each of the five European countries surveyed is a single digit. Italy, 8 percent approve of Bush; the UK, 7 percent; Spain, 7 percent; Germany, 5 percent; France, 3 percent.

    The same 5,500 respondents in the same five countries were also asked this question: “How much of a threat does the United States pose to peace among nations of the world?” In all five countries, majorities responded that the U.S. poses a, quote-unquote, “major threat to world peace.”


  5. Forgiveness Needed January 16, 2008 @ 7:46 pm

    Newton’s laws of physics apply to The Bush-whack Iraq attack, too. “For every action there is an equal but opposite reaction.”

    Amazing hate is spreading across the two greatest religions–Christianity (3 billion) and Islam (1 billion).

  6. The Conservative Deflator January 16, 2008 @ 9:36 pm

    “…you should not condemn an entire society based upon the actions of a handful of killers.”

    I hope Bush was referring to the fact that the rest of the world should not hate the U.S. because of the actions of bloodthirsty sociopaths like he and Cheney…

  7. Jessica Tufts January 16, 2008 @ 11:41 pm

    The author of this article, Jon Ponder, would have us believe that in Feb. 2003, Colin Powell said “We’ve experienced the horror of 11 September. Eventually, one poll found that 70 percent of Americans had come to believe this lie.”

    This in itself is a blatant lie. Here’s what was actually said: “We’ve experienced the horror of September the 11th. We have seen that those who hate America are willing to crash airplanes into buildings full of innocent people.” And this is part of a speech given by George Bush in Cincinnati in Oct. 2002, not by Colin Powell in Feb. 2003. You can read the full text of the speech here as well as on many other web sites.

    Jon Ponder’s credibility should now be zero.

    A few days after the 9/11 attacks, the FBI announced the names and nationalities of the 19 hijackers. The majority of them were from Saudi Arabia, and none were from Iraq. No one in the Bush administration has ever made any claims to the contrary. I would know; I follow current events like a hawk, and if a member of the administration had made such a claim, I would have experienced a great deal of memorable cognitive dissonance.

    Almost every American knows that Osama bin Laden was the chief architect of the attacks. Regrettably, many Americans’ knowledge of geography is deficient, and some of them may have assumed that bin Laden operated out of Iraq. But to call this a product of a “White House disinformation campaign” is laughable.

  8. noteapot January 17, 2008 @ 1:05 am

    I’ve never understood the reason for Iraq. If you wanted to set people free from murdering repressive dictators that harbour terrorism you should have really started with Saudi Arabia. The best I could ever come up with was there was so much cheap oil being sold out the back door to countries like China that the US and Saudis felt they had to get their hand back on the tap. This seems to be reflected by the fact that oil has more than doubled in price since the US set the Iraqi oil wells free.

  9. David January 17, 2008 @ 3:03 am

    While I generally agree with what you said, I was stunned that I linked to it through REUTERS News Service. The first page was a Reuters page. Not a place for an opinion piece. What’s up with that?

  10. Charley January 17, 2008 @ 10:12 am

    Now that the President has told you AGAIN that the attackers were mainly from Saudi, try to remember it. Next time you won’t have to go raving bonkers when you hear it. Of course, the information has been available and known by many others since about 9/15/2001. And, IIRC, that information was provided by the Bush administration. Glad that you are trying to catch up. Sorry that you have become so upset by the information that seem so new to you.

    Sorry, Charley. It’s our policy not to allow lies by rightwingers to stand in the comments on this site. Dear Leader may have whispered something to you about the nationalities of the hijackers when you prayed to him, we suppose, but otherwise you have no source for the assertion he said it publicly before now because he did not. To admit that all 19 of them came from countries allied with the US would have stepped on the meme that they were sent by Saddam, which was the fundamental false precept of the pretext for war. Really, if you need to post lies on the Intertubes, scoot on over to Free Republic. People lie to each other there 24/7.

    - Editors

  11. Marcos January 17, 2008 @ 10:52 am

    David – Apparently Reuters thought it was “news” that Bush has finally admitted to one more piece of the truth about the lies he used to take the US to war.

  12. brian January 17, 2008 @ 9:17 pm

    And Bush just brokered a $20b arms deal with the land of the terrorists? Something is really fishy here. Could it be that maybe, just maybe, there are more lies about the true nature of the terrorist threat and 9/11? Looks to me like the true Axis of Evil is the US, Britain, Isael, and Suadi Arabia.

  13. Chris Horne January 17, 2008 @ 10:48 pm

    The real cost of the war out of your community and your wallet can be found here:
    Take action people. Don’t just read the headlines, make a comment and take that sip of wine or whatever floats your boat. We aare spending our way into oblivian IMHO.

  14. Chris Horne January 17, 2008 @ 10:56 pm

    On the other side, some good may actually come of the adventure but at a un calculable cost ot the world.
    Don’t rely on the mainstream medis people. Check out these intependant journalests. They are risking it all to bruing us the real story from the voices in Iraq american and Iraqi.
    and this one will make you weep if you have any humanity inside you?
    It’s only 3000 words in total but the words of a brave man, some may say stupid but we are all stupid humand that may not make the Cosmic cut and survive to become a part of all that stuff between here and the edge of the known Universe.

    Peace all

  15. Court of Progressive Justice January 17, 2008 @ 11:58 pm

    Hmmm… I’ll bet the sward that bunny pants bush was playing with … is the same type of sward the saudis use for their WEEKLY BEHEADINGS …

  16. Monroe Frey January 27, 2008 @ 1:12 pm

    TO THE EDITORS: RE Charley’s “lies”
    When I hear of links between Saddam and 9/11, more often than not, it’s from the Left. I don’t recall Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Rice ever state that Saddam was behind 9/11. It is true that he was shooting daily at our pilots who were involved in a UN mission. It is true that a high level Al Qaeda operative was living in Baghdad. It is true that almost every intelligence agency in the world believed he had WMD. It is true he certainly had (past tense, possibly) WMD. It is true that the British Parliament stands behind their assertion that Saddam was trying to buy nuclear material from Niger. It is also true that the White House had nothing to do with the outing of the semi-secret status of the well known CIA operative, Valerie Plame, to Bob Novak. Anyone who believes that Saddam meant us no harm is an idiot. Thankfully, our President and the Congress took long overdue action to offer the chance for freedom to the Iraqi people. The Bush legacy is 37 million men, women, and children in Afghanistan and Iraq with a decent shot at self rule.

    Sorry Dax-Monroe but, as you know, it is our policy not to allow lies rightwingers post here to go unchallenged. Leaving aside the fact that we have listed several lies told by Bush, Cheney et al above — and the fact that the reason you only hear about the lies from the left is the fact that the right is complicit with Bush — here is an excerpt from a brand new study that shows that Bush officials lied almost 1,000 times, on the record:

    President George W. Bush and seven of his administration’s top officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, made at least 935 false statements in the two years following September 11, 2001, about the national security threat posed by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. Nearly five years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, an exhaustive examination of the record shows that the statements were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses.

    – Editors

  17. Monroe Frey January 27, 2008 @ 1:16 pm

    Speaking of lies being challenged by the Editors, are there really weekly beheadings in Saudi Arabia? Is it like every Sunday afternoon? Do they publish a schedule for left wing tourists?

    Policy only applies to rightwingers, and does not apply to exaggerations. And, yes, this policy is not “fair.” (We’ll start being fair one day after the rightwing does, and not a minute before.) However, please know you are more than welcome to post lies 24/7 over the Free Republic or on any rightwing website. Oh, wait, sorry. That’s wrong. Most rightwing sites don’t allow readers to comment.

    – Editors

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  21. Thomas February 27, 2009 @ 8:44 pm

    Interesting [new] development…….

    Captured Israeli SPY’s [in Lebanon] cousin…

    Was alleged PILOT of Fl 93 when it was downed..

    See:just google, Lebanese SPY for Israel, Cousin 911 pilot Fl 93

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  24. bill johnston October 6, 2009 @ 3:34 pm

    I recall seeing Fox News using the crawl and talking heads to associate 9/11 and Al Qaeda with Iraq and Saddam. Someone would talk about Iraq while the the crawl showed information about Al Qaeda or terrorists. It was not coincidence. Bush, Cheney, Rice, etc made constant same-sentence references to 911 and Saddam, 911 and Iraq, terrorists and Iraq. Even if they never said “Iraq attacked us on 911.”, they used simple association to link the two. It was blatant and pervasive in the media.

    Some of the facts have become clear. But our government does not have the will to prosecute a former President and his administration for crimes against humanity, lying to and deceiving the country and luring our allies into two unnecessary and intractable wars. Perhaps there was a deliberate, conscious conspiracy. We may never know.

  25. wordsmith from nantucket November 14, 2009 @ 10:19 pm

    None were from Iraq.

    Despite this fact — and the fact that Saddam Hussein was a secular despot who was despised by Osama bin Laden, a rightwing religious fanatic — a poll two years after the attacks, and six months after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, 70 percent of Americans believed Iraq was responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

    The fact that a solid majority of the public was misinformed was not an accident. It was a result of a propaganda campaign deployed from the Bush White House:

    The links between Iraq and al Qaeda were established by the media long before Bush ever came to office. Furthermore, you confuse the claims “links between al Qaeda and Iraq” with “Saddam had something to do with 9/11″ (a claim that Bush never made).

    Check into the postwar Harmony Database findings; the Pentagon-funded Iraqi Perspectives Project (misrepresented by media reporters who never read the 1600 page report).

    Saddam had a history of working with Islamic terrorists, including those involved with the al Qaeda NETWORK. 2/3rds of al Qaeda’s leadership came from Egyptian Islamic Jihad which had a clear footprint in Iraq.

    It is a CIA myth that a “secular” Saddam would never work toward common short-term goals with religious fanatics.

    Bill Johnston wrote:

    Even if they never said “Iraq attacked us on 911.”, they used simple association to link the two. It was blatant and pervasive in the media.

    Iraq was tied into the global war on terror because at the time, we feared a wmd-loving Saddam who could use Islamic terrorists as proxies to deliver wmd attacks against a common enemy. That’s how Iraq ties into 9/11, the events of which spurred the Administration not on retribution, but in how to prevent the next terror attack.

    Bush stated that this war was about more than going after one man, or one terror organization. al Qaeda is part of a global jihad movement, where there are cross-over ties, shared funding and training. The barriers between one terror group from another becomes blurred, and in some cases dissolves.

  26. Jon November 15, 2009 @ 9:11 am

    Wordsmith, I can’t believe you wasted your energy and our bandwidth to type up such obvious revisionism. Whatever he was, Saddam Hussein was not a threat to the United States, and taking him out was a tragic waste of American blood and treasure. He presented a problem to U.S. interests because he had control over a resource we and our allies needed. If Iraq’s number one export had been olive oil, not petroleum oil, there’s no way in hell we would have invaded.

    That said, everyone has known all along that as time moves forward neocon sympathizers will try to create worm holes in the true narrative, which is this: A great deception was foisted on the American people by Dick Cheney and the hapless figurehead president he manipulated.

    Revisionism won’t work here. We were all paying close attention to what went on, in real time.

    There are two narratives to choose from about what happened in the lead up to the invasion and occupation of Iraq, which was and will remain forever — let’s hope — the worst military blunder in U.S. history:

    1. Bush lied and hundreds of thousands of innocent people, including U.S. servicemembers, died for no valid reason.

    2. Or Bush was so incompetent that he really believed the false intel he was being fed and hundreds of thousands of innocent people died.

    Lying or incompetent. Take your pick.

  27. Roy Huntley January 29, 2010 @ 8:44 pm

    Jesse Ventura has interviewed workers on the 9-11 clean up who state that 3 of the 4 blackboxes were found. The Gov’t denies that any were found.
    Anderson Cooper reported that during the 9-ll attacks a military 747 was circling over washington, DC.??? Strange. I would not believe anything that comes out of the mouth of a globalist such as Bush, Cheney, Clinton, or Gore.
    Obama has already demonstrated what a liar he is also. GOD help us.

  28. TE March 21, 2010 @ 12:39 am

    “…and two from the Union of Arab Emirates (UAE).”

    It’s United Arab Emirates…idiots.

  29. Michael April 27, 2010 @ 4:55 pm

    The reality of our world is that most people are stupid and ignorant. All of you people who are posting simplistic, narrow minded comments on this blog are among those moronic people that I speak of. You have the gaul, without any understanding of International Relations, Global Warfare or just plain old politics, to come on here and harshly critisize whoever and whatever you can. Get a fucking clue! We all knew that the attackers came from Saudi Arabia. And anyone with a brain understood and understands that attacking Iraq is a strategic move. Our aim is to gain control and assert influence is the heart of a dangerous anti-american region. Iraq is the best bet in terms of being successful in this way. Start reading and stop making comments that reveal the kind of ideological idiots that you all are. Wake up. YOU ARE THE TOOLS BEING CONTROLLED BY OUR MEDIA.

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  33. George Meredith MD September 2, 2011 @ 7:13 am

    911: George Bush and the Saudis

    Sunday, 09.11.11, marks the tenth anniversary of Osama bin Laden‘s horrific attack on the United States. The following facts should be forever seared in your memory:

    • Fifteen of the nineteen hijackers were Saudis

    • Reliable sources have found that the terrorists were financed, in part, by Sultan bin Abdul Aziz and other members of the Saudi Royal Family

    • There had been long term personal, as well as, financial ties between the Bush and (Saudi) bin Laden families.
    The Boston Herald ran an expose on the number of Bush Administration officials with investments in Saudi oil, calling it an “obscene conflict of interest.” Prince Turki, former chief of Saudi Intelligence, was very close to the Bin Laden family. The Bin Ladens were promised the Unocal Afghanistan pipeline construction contract in return for a percentage to the Saudi Royal family.

    • GHW Bush and Dick Cheney were business partners in the Carlyle Group with the Bin Laden family during the decade that preceded 911. . The Carlyle Group was a loaded with former Democratic and Republican intelligence and political officials, whose specialty was to act as lobbyists for the Saudi Royal Family. They are suspected of arranging the Unocal pipeline construction by the Bin Laden family’s Saudi Binladin Group, a multibillion-dollar construction conglomerate.” With the usual kickbacks to the Saudi royal family in return for discount oil sales.

    • More than $1.4 billion in investments and contracts that went from the House of Saud over the past 20 years to companies in which the Bushes and their allies have had prominent positions — Harken Energy, Halliburton, and the Carlyle Group among them.

    • “The Phantom Flight from Florida.” With US airspace still closed, Bush made an exception and allowed a number of chartered jets with 24 members of the bin Laden family and 140 other Saudi nationals to leave Tampa, New Orleans, Fort Lauderdale, Lexington and 8 additional US cities, bound for Saudi Arabia

    • When confronted with the FBI evidence that these (Saudis) were receiving 757 and 767 flight simulator training in Phoenix, Vero Beach and Minneapolis. And were planning to crash these fuel laden commercial aircraft into key US buildings…when confronted with this information, George W Bush shut down all three FBI investigations with the following quote:

    “The Saudis are our friends, they would never do anything like that to us!”

    George Meredith MD
    Virginia Beach

  34. stevez September 5, 2011 @ 7:09 pm

    You conspiricy theiry people are nuts

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  37. jack stuart September 1, 2012 @ 8:25 pm

    Look no matter what the Terrorist were Nationality wise, they trainded in Al Quada camps in Iraq, with the help of Sadam, they came here illeagally and killled 3,000+ of our people. The same number that were killed in Pearl Harbor and we went to war on both occassions, with the President asking congress for a delclaration of war and in both cases it was unnamously agreed to by congress..both Democrats and Republicans. A Sitting President has no right to declar war with out Congressional approval. FACT!!

    Further more Sadam had attacked Kuwait with missles that were not apprroved missels by the GENEVA CONVENTIION ON THE RULES OF WARFARE! these missles traveled 125-50 miles and were long range missles that should not have been able to go more that 100miles. Sadam was after the oil…then G.Bush senior attacked Sadam over this and the fact that he killed over 1mm Kurds in the Northern part of Iraq, killing them with weapons of mass destruction…namely Muster Gas and Blisser Gas a very inhuman way of killing and is not under approval as weapons of war, again under the Geneva Convention..the Geneva Conventiion is a rule of war fair that all Nations with Armies have aggreeded to.

    So Sadam was a ruthless killer and trained those that attacked in 9/11 ( not the Airplane flying training done in Flordia ) Our attack was not less than in Pearl Harbor. Our soliders watching, some perhaps helping. Sadam was a dictator who was a ruthless killer even of one of his own sons! He deserved what he got the same as other Dictators, Kadaffy, Mullosvich, Pope Pole and of course Hitler, To Joe, Hero heato of Japan, to name the worst.

    The first conflict with Sadams Army ended in their surrrender under our General………….who outflanked them and they surrender. The General laughed at there in abilty as an Army to do any thing as it was over in hours.Sadam’s army was attacking Kuwait oil fields.

    Any business dealings that Bush had with the Iraqs / Sadam / bin laden famly did not provide cause for Sadam’s nor the Saudia’s to attacked in 9/11 these were extremist terrorist that decided on their own to plan an attack on the U.S It had bee attempted before when they drove truck into the basement of one of the twin towers and blew it up, not serious harm was done. Who, what was their movtive is any one guess. I think.

    jack stuart

    Jack Stuart – We have a policy of not allowing Bushbots to try to rewrite history on this comments board.

    The al Qaeda training camps were in Afghanistan. Al Qaeda opposed Saddam because he ran a secular regime and they were, above all, theocrats.

    Bush did not seek a declaration of war from Congress, nor was he granted one. You are correct that only Congress can declare war, but the last time that happened was at the outset of World War II. At the behest of Karl Rove, Bush sought an authorization from Congress to invade Iraq, but Bush would have invaded even without the resolution. The sole purpose of the resolution was to put Democrats who might be running for president against Bush in 2004 on the spot and, unlike the invasion itself, which was an unmitigated disaster, the resolution worked well. In fact, it was Sen. Hillary Clinton’s vote for the resolution that may have cost her the presidency in her primary race against Sen. Obama in 2008.

    Saddam’s actions against Kuwait were litigated in the Gulf War. He was completely strapped down under No Fly Zone right up until the invasion in 2003.

    Saddam deserved punishment but not at the cost of the lives of over 4,000 US service members and tens of thousands of innocent Iraqi children and adults, not to mention the $1 trillion-plus that Bush charged onto the national credit card.

    Emperor Hirohito stayed on his throne after World War II. He died at age 88 and was given a funeral with full imperial honors.

    The Saudi and Iraqi governments were not involved with the terror attacks in 1992 or 2001.

    – Pensito Review Editors

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  44. […] G. W. Bush did not ask for a declaration of war.  Of the 19 hijackers, fifteen were citizens of Saudi Arabia while the rest were one Egyptian, one Lebanese, and two from […]

  45. […] Presidential infatuation with Saudi Arabia transcends political parties; George W. Bush was slammed post-9/11 for targeting Iraq while holding out on any sort of condemnation of Saudi extremism. Bush was […]

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  47. […] Mainstream Dissection reported that such “large scale” terrorist attacks are possible here in the US but are highly unlikely due to the nature of forming a group capable of mass murder. Note: Even the 9/11 hijackers were diverse. […]

  48. […] like Afghanistan, people wouldn't have protest it initially. Years later, I agree with you. Bush Admits ‘Majority’ of 9/11 Hijackers Were Saudis*Pensito Review Cheney/Bush invaded the wrong country. […]

  49. lisa moore May 10, 2014 @ 9:44 pm

    i cannot believe what i am hearing. 15 from Saudi Arabia, Bin Laden was de-citizenized by the Saudi Gov years ago. just because our troops couldn’t find Saddam’s stuff, what is in Syria? QUICK CROSS THE BEKAA VALLEY, WILD WEST WITH AK-47’S
    Bush did what he thought was right and the brave souls who we miss did too. Taking Iraq out with Obama is th dumbest thing we could do. they lost 9,000 ppl this year alone. perhaps The Pres should have left them to help, guess he doesn’t care save for Libya, Syria, iran, and of course, Vlad Putin. WE HAVE HIRED A WEAK PRESIDENT WHO GRIPES ABOUT HC WHEN WE MADE PROMISES. BUSH RECEIVED OK’S FROM CONGRESS, AND THE UN. Remember Colin Powell? talking to the UN with ok’s from kerry, hilliary, and clinton telling him iraq has weapons of mass destruction. Bill Clinton had numerous times to take out bin Laden. Ticked off his head of CIA, quit for a while. look what the heck would any of YOU have done?

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  56. Gods of war June 12, 2014 @ 11:53 pm

    They were friends of the Bush crime family!

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