Brad Messer Commentary
Thursday, September 18, 2003

Bush: Iraq NOT linked to 9-11

President Bush has abandoned the farce that Saddam Hussein had a hand in the 9-11 attacks.

Yesterday the president flat-out stated, "We've had NO evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with Sept. 11."

At this point, around 70% of the American public believes Saddam DID have a connection to the terrorist attacks.

Why would they believe that? Because that's the impression the Bush administration has emphasized.

About a year ago (9-26-2002) Secretary of State Colin Powell said a link between Iraq and Sept. 11 "can't be dismissed."

In March of this year (3-14-2003), before our invasion of Iraq. The Christian Science Monitor reported this:

"In his prime-time press conference last week, which focused almost solely on Iraq, President Bush mentioned Sept. 11 eight times. He referred to Saddam Hussein many more times than that, often in the same breath with Sept. 11. Bush never pinned blame for the attacks directly on the Iraqi president. Still, the overall effect was to reinforce an impression that persists among much of the American public: that the Iraqi dictator DID play a direct role in the attacks."

I hope this sinks into the heads of the 7 in 10 Americans who have been spoon-fed the belief that Saddam caused the 9-11 attacks. I repeat, for strong emphasis: President Bush has now stated, "We've had NO evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with Sept. 11."

Brad Messer commentary, KTSA.

Dallas News 9-17-2003
Bush: Saddam NOT linked to 9-11 (!)

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