"Osama bin Laden calls the struggle in Iraq a 'war of destiny.' He proclaimed 'the war is for you or for us to win. If we win it, it means your defeat and disgrace forever,'" Bush said. Al-Qaida sees victory in Iraq as a religious and strategic imperative, Bush said. Their stated goal is to "turn Iraq into a base from which to overthrow moderate governments in the region, impose their hateful ideology on millions, and launch new attacks on America and other nations.
Ahead of the speech, the White House declassified intelligence asserting that bin Laden in 2005 ordered the creation of a terrorist unit to hit targets outside Iraq, including the United States.
Part of the declassified intelligence included information that bin Laden tasked Abu Musab al-Zarqawi with forming a cell to conduct such attacks outside Iraq, especially aimed at the United States, Bush said.
"Zarqawi welcomed this direction and claimed that he had already come up with some good proposals," Bush said."
Let me make this CRYSTAL, FUCKING, CLEAR. If this "intelligence" is even correct (which I SERIOUSLY doubt, considering the source), the directive from bin Laden came in 2005! That was long after we had invaded Iraq, fucked everything up beyond all recognition and created total chaos in the country. Osama would NEVER have concieved of any such thing as long as Saddam was in power. Because Saddam would have cut off his balls and had him ass-raped by a camel.
The only reason that Iraq could possibly become a haven for terrorist cells is because we went in there, tore everything up, and created a huge, sucking, power vacuum that every radical ideaology in the region is trying to rush in and fill before someone else beats them to it!
THERE IS NO FUCKING CONNECTION, NONE, ZERO, ZIP, NADA, BETWEEN IRAQ AND 9/11.
The 9/11 terrorists came from Saudi Arabia and they trained in Afghanistan. No connection to Iraq whatsoever. Saddam Hussein didn't tolerate dissidents of ANY kind in Iraq. He was a secularist Muslim. No fucking way in Hell he would tolerate or provide any support to a radical, fundamentalist, jihadi, terrorist like Osama! Never ever!
So trying to justify the war in Iraq by trotting out the very opportunity for terrorist activity in Iraq that Dubya created in the first place due to his personal vendetta, a hidden agenda, a faith-based foreign policy, trumped up and doctored "intelligence", and flat-out, blatant LIES to the American people is an insult to the 3,000+ brave men and women that this fucking retarded chimpanzee shoved into a meat grinder when he was too fucking cowardly to go to Vietnam when he had the chance.
He makes me want to puke.
The conservatives LOVE to trot out Hanoi Jane or John Kerry's testimony about atrocities in Vietnam as criticism of The Evil Liberals.
But at least they were trying to end a war and save American lives. Dubya and his administration are trying to create a PermaWar that will kill more of our sons and daughters than all of the previous wars combined. They don't care. "Whatever it takes".
And it is all based on lies.