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Thread #97835   Message #1947875
Posted By: GUEST
25-Jan-07 - 02:42 PM
Thread Name: BS: Maliki doesn't want more U.S. troops
Subject: RE: BS: Maliki doesn't want more U.S. troops
Dear RD:

"And you have NEVER come up with even one quote DURING THAT PERIOD that establishes that the Bush regime was not trying--skilfully--and very successfully--to draw links between 11 Sept 2001 and Saddam in the minds of the US public. Goebbels would have been proud."

Seems to me that you are saying Bush linked Saddam and 9/11 in the SOU address.

At least it seems you are trying to skillfully draw links between the SOU speech and the Poll that claimed 70% of Americans believed there was a link.

And you continue to ignore the fact that Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld have all stated several times the there was no connection. A rather unskillful way to run a propaganda campaign I would say.

Would you say that their statements that there was no connection consitute one quote DURING THAT PERIOD" to the contrary?

You continue to ignore the fact that people could have gotten it from other sources like this one from 1999, before the alleged propaganda campaign:
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has offered asylum to bin Laden, who openly supports Iraq against the Western powers.

Or this: By Julian Borger in Washington Saturday February 6, 1999 The Guardian

Saddam Hussein's regime has opened talks with Osama bin Laden, bringing closer the threat of a terrorist attack using chemical, biological or nuclear weapons, according to US intelligence sources and Iraqi opposition officials.

Here is one that goes back to the 1993 Trade Center bombings:

Saddam's Fingerprints on N.Y. Bombings

The Wall Street Journal
By Laurie Mylroie June 28, 1993

Or from these post 9/11 sources:

Lawsuit: Iraq Involved In 9/11 Conspiracy
$1 Trillion Suit Claims Iraqi Officials Knew Of Bin Laden Terror Plans

CBS News NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2002

Terrorist behind September 11 strike was trained by Saddam
By Con Coughlin 13/12/2003
Iraq's coalition government claims that it has uncovered documentary proof that Mohammed Atta, the al-Qaeda mastermind of the September 11 attacks against the US, was trained in Baghdad by Abu Nidal, the notorious Palestinian terrorist.

PBS - frontline: gunning for saddam: interviews: sabah khodada

Respectfully yours,