5.22.2006

Tell me again. Why did we go to Iraq?



Peter Daou catches Condi Rice not being candid with us on Meet the Press. I thought we went because Saddam's mushroom clouds would be painting our skies:

Condi then:
Citing Bush administration officials, The New York Times reported Sunday that Iraq tried to buy thousands of high-strength aluminum tubes.

The tubes, Rice said, "are only really suited for nuclear weapons programs, centrifuge programs. We don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud."

Condi now:
I understand that Americans see on their screens violence. They continue to see Americans killed, and we mourn every death. These are very hard things to do. But I would ask that people remember why we are there. We are there because we are trying to--having overthrown a brutal dictator who was a destabilizing force in the Middle East, we're trying to help the Iraqis create a stable foundation for democracy and a stable foundation for peace."

Which was it you nasty, lying bitch? Did we go to Iraq to stop Saddam from dropping a bomb on us or to spread democracy? You said "But I would ask that people remember why we are there." It's hard to remember when the story keeps changing.

3 comments:

KoalaBear said...

In the more recent quote you cited, she was talking about why we are there, not why we went in the first place.

I know this is hard, but thankfully there are analogous examples you can consider that may help you comprehend this nuance (look at me, explaining nuance to a moonbat!).

One such example: Why did America go to war with Japan, Germany, et. al., in 1941? Why is America still an occupying force in these two nations in 2006, over 64 years after the U.S. declaration of war?

KoalaBear said...

BTW:

END THE U.S. ATROCITIES AND OCCUPATION AT YOKOSUKA AND RAMSTEIN!!! BRING OUR TROOPS HOME!!!

WE HAD NO RIGHT TO REMOVE HITLER OR TOJO!!!! CONTAINMENT IS THE ANSWER!!!

Tom said...

Germany had invaded Poland, and was threatening the rest of Western Europe.. Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor, and threatened the rest of Asia..

Fuckin moron..