she said he represented a threat in "a region from which the 9/11 threat emerged."
Seems like that's the new talking point as Cheney's saying the same thing
Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites) said on Sunday, for example, that success in stabilizing and democratizing Iraq would strike a major blow at the "the geographic base of the terrorists who have had us under assault for many years, but most especially on 9/11."
posted on 09/16/2003 5:32:24 PM PDT
Of course! Saddam was the pilot of flight 93. Sheesh, why is everyone so confused? Oh wait....;-)
Sorry, but it is not a "new" talking point.
This administration has been consistant, but mischaracterized by certain media types.
Seems like that's the new talking point as Cheney's saying the same thing:
So if two pols are saying the same thing then it must be a "talking point". I see...
BTW, what would two pols be saying if they were defending the truth?
posted on 09/16/2003 7:55:40 PM PDT
There's nothing new about this talking point, its been out there for a few years. Iraq was an axis of evil member in early 2002 because it provided a base for terrorists, because there were terrorist training camps (Salman Pak), because he funded terrorists, because Ansar Al-Islam was helped by the regime and embedded in northern iraq, because saddam's wmd program could potentially be handed over to them, etc.
Iraq was definitely a friendly locale for many terrorists. Just like Afghanistan, we are denying the terrorists another safe haven.
And furthermore, Democracy in Iraq was always explained as a good thing not just for Iraq but for the *region*, as an example that would change Arab mindset and culture, and be an example for other countries to follow (Iran? Saudi Arabia? Syria?) That's the hope. Nothing "new" here, you can move along.
posted on 09/16/2003 10:30:48 PM PDT
(Dont put Cali on CRUZ CONTROL.)
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