The Therapy Sessions
Monday, December 15, 2003
Just Keep Telling Yourself That!
The Inquirer keeps repeating falsehoods, if only to assure itself that it was right:
President Bush justified his decision to topple Hussein by accusing the dictator of continuing banned programs to develop chemical, biological and nuclear weapons, and of cooperating with al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden's terrorist network.
No evidence has been found substantiating those allegations, fueling accusations that Bush and his top aides exaggerated the threat from Hussein to bolster public support for the war.
No evidence has been found? The Kay Report showed that the WMD programs were still there, and were being concealed from the world. No stockpiles were found, of course, but the scientists, the labs and the documentation could have begun producing them the minute sanctions against Iraq had been lifted. This was Saddam's hope (and it was also France's desire).
And the Inquirer's own news staff reported on the leaked Senate Intelligence Committee Memo (which is now archived and lost to the world, but here is the same story), which detailed Saddam's connections to Al Qaeda.
And then there's this:
Iraq's coalition government claims that it has uncovered documentary proof that Mohammed Atta, the al-Qaeda mastermind of the September 11 attacks against the US, was trained in Baghdad by Abu Nidal, the notorious Palestinian terrorist.
Details of Atta's visit to the Iraqi capital in the summer of 2001, just weeks before he launched the most devastating terrorist attack in US history, are contained in a top secret memo written to Saddam Hussein, the then Iraqi president, by Tahir Jalil Habbush al-Tikriti, the former head of the Iraqi Intelligence Service.
But there's NO EVIDENCE! NO EVIDENCE!