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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Boehner to GOP: Keep tying Iraq to 9/11

Although Fearless Leader only mentioned September 11 twice in his press conference on Iraq today, House Majority Leader John Boehner wants to see his fellow Republicans do a whole lot more of it.

That Iraq had ties to al Qaeda and therefore 9/11 was one of the administration's favorite accusations while trying to get us into war, and it was repeated endlessly in every right-wing media outlet. It was also completely false, and both Bush and Boehner know it.

In what is reportedly a confidential memo from Boehner to other members of the House, he asks other representatives to keep repeating the talking points and pimping 9/11:

It is imperative during this debate that we re-examine the conditions that required the United States to take military action in Afghanistan and Iraq in the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001.

The attacks we witnessed that day serve as a reminder of the dangers we face as a nation in a post-9/11 world. We can no longer expect oceans between us and our enemies to keep us safe. The plotting and planning taking place in terror camps protected by rogue regimes could no longer go unchecked or unchallenged. In a post-9/11 world, we could no longer allow despots and dictators like the Taliban and Saddam Hussein to ignore international sanctions and resolutions passed by the United Nations Security Council.

While the Democrats are under constant attack for not being united to an individual on how to resolve the horrible situation in Iraq and Afghanistan, no one seems to notice that the Republican unity on the issue is to play see-no-evil and and do nothing at all. At least not until after the fall elections.