President's speech (a.k.a anohter serving of kool-aid)
This is a real gem of a line from the President's speech tonight (prereleased excerpts)
"The terrorists can kill the innocent - but they cannot stop the advance of freedom. The only way our enemies can succeed is if we forget the lessons of September 11 ... if we abandon the Iraqi people to men like Zarqawi ... and if we yield the future of the Middle East to men like Bin Laden."
I don't know about you but I stopped drinking this President's kool-aid long time ago.
With Tuesday's attacks, Abu Musab Zarqawi, a Jordanian militant with ties to al-Qaida, is now blamed for more than 700 terrorist killings in Iraq.No wonder the President's approval ratings are so low...1,700+ soilders (mostly kids under the age of 25) are dead and all we get is spin and 9-11 rhetoric. Shameless.
But NBC News has learned that long before the war the Bush administration had several chances to wipe out his terrorist operation and perhaps kill Zarqawi himself -- but never pulled the trigger.
Military officials insist their case for attacking Zarqawi's operation was airtight, but the administration feared destroying the terrorist camp in Iraq could undercut its case for war against Saddam.
(thanks to Hunter from Dailykos for the hookup)