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Friday, August 20, 2004

You mean...Iraq wasn't al-Qaida?

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WASHINGTON - More than half of Americans, 54 percent, continue to believe Iraq had weapons of mass destruction or a program to develop them before the United States invaded last year, according to a poll released Friday. Evidence of such weapons has not been found. Half believe Iraq was either closely linked with al-Qaida before the war (35 percent) or was directly involved in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on this country (15 percent).

This is why we might still lose the election. The Administration lied, and half of America accepted it as truth because they heard it on the (Fox) news. This isn't a matter of speculation...This Iraq al-Qaida deal. It was a deliberate bid to mislead the American public, straight from Dick Cheney. Why hasn't MoveOn done an ad yet with a message like: "Actually, no. This was never true, and we know that for a fact. So...uhm...vote for someone who won't lie to you about why we're going to war." I don't see why we couldn't drag this back out into the news and make a big stink about the fact that it was never true. The Administration has already had their war, and the best they can offer now is that Iraq is now a hotbed and a haven for al-Qaida because we turned it from a ruthless secular regime into a ruthless occupational regime and are currently watching it slide toward several mutually hostile ethnic/theocratic regimes. Way to go champs, way to go.