Useless Dick at Fort Drum
Some have suggested by liberating Iraq from Saddam Hussein we simply stirred up a hornet's nest. They overlook a fundamental fact: We were not in Iraq in September 2001 and the terrorists hit us anyway.-- Fearmaster Cheney, lying to the troops at Fort Drum today. AWol used the same stupid argument back in October, and I gave a quick response: "Yeah. We weren't in Portugal either. What's your point?" But since they apparently intend to repeat this BS frequently, a more thorough response seems called for.
First off, Osama bin Laden's number one complaint with the US was the presence of a large number of troops in Saudi Arabia, left over from the Defense Secretary Cheney's brutal 1991 Gulf War against Iraq. He said at the time that the troops wouldn't stay a minute longer than necessary, which turned into twelve years. Most US forces were removed from Saudi Arabia shortly after the 2003 Iraq war began. That is, Bush and Cheney cut and ran, and the terrorists won (not that I have a problem with that). So while they stirred up a nasty hornet's nest, they stopped messing with another one at the same time.
Secondly, as aWol and Useless Dick are always fond of mentioning, there have been plenty of terror attacks around the world since 2003, including attacks against military allies and attacks which killed Americans (plus, of course, all of those attacks in Iraq). So, UD, go to Madrid or London and tell the people in the street that the Iraq war hasn't stirred up a hornet's nest. Oh--and don't come back.
Third, Bush and Cheney have no right to use 9/11 as an excuse for anything. It was their fault! At the very least they were lazy and incompetent in ignoring numerous warnings. At most, they planned the thing start to finish. Whichever it was, they continue to overstate the threat and use it as cover for any and all crimes (something Condiliar is doing in Europe right now).
Read my lips, you Cheneying Cheney: The fundamental fact that the invasion of Iraq could and has led to terrorist attacks doesn't mean that terror attacks weren't inspired in the past by other reasons. Your idiotic "logic" probably works on Rush's dittoheads, but people who can actually THINK recognize you for the sleazy lying liar that you are.