A Republican Congressman told CNN on June 27 that the “evidence is clear” that Iraq was involved in the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. Although his story is a contradiction to President Bush’s 911 commission, the Congressman told reporters, “you must have looked in the wrong places.”
It isn’t clear where the Congressman got his information. But Bush’s 9/11 commission report said investigators found no evidence that any “contacts ever developed into a collaborative operational relationship.” Read full story at CNN.
But in his June 28 address, the President linked Iraq and al Qaeda. An online analysis of the reasons the President flip-flopped was published Andrew McCarthy of NRO, along with a call for escalation of the war. Apparently more war is also what al-Qaeda wants, so this appears to be a happy resolution for the warriors. A Chinook helicopter was downed on June 26, killing 17 U.S. troops, while 270 Taliban fighters have been killed since March.
McCarthy’s credentials are that he is the online journalist who revealed that Karl Rove is a prophet.
Today’s Republican government is as much an evangelical movement as it is a government. It is Republicanism, the New Crusades, the ultimate Jihad against Satan (also known as Saddam).
At least one U.S. citizen in the United States corroborated the Congressman’s story. This was a Washington state high school student who wrote a letter to a local newspaper a few weeks before the Iraq war began.