Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Tony Snow Blames GHW Bush for 9/11

At a press briefing today, White House spokesman Tony Snow placed the blame for the events of September 11, 2001 squarely on the shoulders of George Herbert Walker Bush. That'd be Dubya's daddy.

There seems to be two approaches, and in the Connecticut race, one of the approaches is ignore the difficulties and walk away. Now, when the United States walked away, in the opinion of the Osama bin Laden in 1991, bin Laden drew from that the conclusion that Americans were weak and wouldn’t stay the course and that led to September 11th.
Snow was commenting on the outcome of the Connecticut primary in which Democrat Ned Lamont defeated Republican-lite Joe Lieberman. Snow said that Connecticut voters who backed Ned Lamont were choosing to “ignore the difficulties and walk away.”

Snow obviously didn't read the new CNN poll that shows 57 percent of Americans support Lamont's position on Iraq. According to that poll, 61 percent of respondents said they believed at least some U.S. troops should be withdrawn from Iraq by the end of the year.

But the big story here is that the official White House position on who is to blame for 9/11 is President George H. W. Bush who withdrew our troops in 1991 after pushing Saddam's forces out of Kuwait.

It's also quite obviously a further attempt by the Dubya administration to connect Iraq to 9/11 even though it has been clearly established that no such link exists. Well, other than in the minds of sheeple.

Which Administration shut down the CIA unit devoted to catching or killing Osama bin Laden, the main terrorist behind 9/11?