Thursday, April 29, 2010

Their Shocked Face

What was that about President Bush lying about al Qaeda members in Iraq before the war? Oh yeah, he lied about it, right? Not so much. Let's have a reminder, shall we:

The widow of recently slain al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Ayyub al-Masri revealed that she and her husband (they are both Egyptian) came to Iraq in 2002, having been offered sanctuary by Saddam Hussein.

Yeah, this sums up how the anti-war side feels about that issue:

Now don't get all loopy and cry out, "You lie! Saddam had nothing to do with 9-11!" That isn't what I'm saying, and the Bush administration never said anything of the sort, despite the belief by many on the anti-war side that Bush Jedi-mind tricked the public into thinking that. To that I always respond that the anti-war side wrongly believes we armed Saddam in the 1980s. People believe funny things.

Anyway. Saddam hated us. And he loved to support terrorism. Why would it have been odd to think Saddam would support terrorists who hated us?