For years, Karl Rove's propaganda machine has been working overtime at brainwashing the intellectually lazy American sheep into believing that Iraq was behind 9/11, it appears that Bush and the CIA have fallen for their own disinformation. They closed the CIA unit that was searching for uber-terrorist Osama bin Laden. [Read story.]
Ironically, as pointed out in Capitol Hill Blue, the news comes as the widow of Iraq al-Qaida leader Abu Musab al-Zargawi claims his own organization sold him out in exchange for a U.S. promise to ease up on the hunt for Osama bin Laden." [Read more.]
But I'm no conspiracy theorist, and it really doesn't matter to me very much whether or not it was part of a deal.
What it boils down to is this:
Sorry, suckers, but Bush isn't interested in fighting a real war on terror or keeping us safe. His fear-based campaign rhetoric was, of course, a smokescreen.
Instead of keeping up the hunt for bin Laden in 2003, Bush decided to divert our resources and go after Saddam instead, although Saddam and Iraq posed no imminent terroristic threat to the U.S.
And now he's thinking about nuking Iran, which poses no imminent terroristic threat to the U.S.
The war on terrorism is dead, and has been for some time. Apparently, it has morphed into a war on any country that Bush might identify as a threat to the free flow of oil into his bank accounts and the accounts of his cronies.
Bush is, in fact, keeping us less safe.
And he rests knowing that the red-state sheep are all impressed by the fact that Saddam, Uday, Qusay, and al-Zarqawi are dead. Nice trophies, George. Osama is impressed.
Barring impeachment, we'll have to endure 2+ more years of this.