I told myself I wasn’t going to pay much attention to Bush’s farewell speech, but when he said this, I just can’t let it pass:

“As the years passed most Americans were able to return to life much as it had been before 9/11. But I never did. Every morning, I received a briefing on the threats to our nation. And I vowed to do everything in my power to keep us safe.”

If that were the case why did he lose focus on the obvious location of the the threat—the Afghan/Pakistan border region?   Instead he launched an unrelated war in Iraq.  It seems to me that Bush’s life returned to normal very shortly after 9/11.  He had wanted to overthrow Saddam long before 9/11 and, after launching an attack on Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11, he quickly returned to business as usual.


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  1. dk

    For me, the most appalling part was that he was “disappointed” there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Imagine the kind of mind that hopes for such things!

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