The Disillusionment is Palpable
Did you feel that? I swear I felt a pop, like ears depressurizing on an airplane or after a head cold when you can suddenly hear clearly again.
ThinkProgress (via Eschaton) has the video and transcript of Bush saying this:
[What did Iraq have to do with the attack on the World Trade Center?] Nothing.
Wait, there's more.
Except it’s part of — and nobody has suggested in this administration that Saddam Hussein ordered the attack. Iraq was a — Iraq — the lesson of September 11th is take threats before they fully materialize, Ken. Nobody’s ever suggested that the attacks of September the 11th were ordered by Iraq.
For never having suggested it, Bush and his Administration sure convinced a lot of people. From 2003:
Seven in 10 people in a poll say the Bush administration implied that Iraq and its leader Saddam Hussein were involved in the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States.
Thankfully, a large portion of that number have already had their ears cleared. By the end of 2005 it was down to 22%. Otherwise the vibrations might have caused a mega tsunami. Oh, wait, there might already be a mega tsunami on the way, scheduled to arrive November 7, 2006.
Will the Administration be tossing out flotation devices?