Strategy ’08

Obama vs. the other guy, 2008

Palin links Iraq to 9/11 WaPo FRONT PAGE

If you know me, you know I don’t use the “Breaking” tag lightly. But this really is unbelievable.

On the anniversary of 9/11, Sarah Palin has used a talking point that has been long discarded by the Bush administration, linking Iraq to the terrorist attacks of that day.

The Washington Post has front paged an article describing Palin’s comments to troops, including her own son, heading for Iraq:

Gov. Sarah Palin linked the war in Iraq with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, telling an Iraq-bound brigade of soldiers that included her son that they would “defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans.”

How dare she.

The link between Iraq and 9/11 was disproven years and years ago.

Do we really want someone back in the White House who uses the events of that horrible day to justify a war that should have never been authorized or waged?

Check out this article from 2005 where Joe Biden takes the lead in slamming George Bush for continuing to use the devastation of 9/11 to justify the mistake in Iraq:

In a bid to shore up flagging domestic support for the war, Bush said the war against terror had “reached our shores” on September 11 and that sacrifices in Iraq were “vital to the future security of our country.”

But Democrats accused the president of reviving a questionable link between Iraq and 9/11.

“I think the American people are a lot smarter than that,” Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden said. “They’ve figured this out.”

The American people may have figured it out in 2005, but Sarah Palin is dredging it up again in 2008. I understand that her son was in the unit she was addressing – but shouldn’t that provide her with an incentive to be honest with those same troops?

Shame.

Shame.

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