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Friday, February 06, 2004


This from Talking Points Memo. It is a snip of today's press gaggle. I'm not going to post the whole thing, but I want to highlight a key point.

"MR. McCLELLAN: Helen, I know that you do not feel that we are safer because we removed Saddam Hussein from power. I think most people believe the world is safer and better because we removed Saddam Hussein from power.

QUESTION: A lot of people are dead, thousands.

MR. McCLELLAN: And the President remembers those who lost their lives on September 11th. That taught us that we are living in a different --

QUESTION: They had nothing to do with September 11th, the Iraqis.

MR. McCLELLAN: Oh, I beg to differ. September 11th taught us that we are living in a dangerous new world. September 11th --

QUESTION: So you attack somebody who is innocent?

MR. McCLELLAN: September 11th taught us that we must confront gathering threats before it's too late. September 11th changed the equation. And this President -- and this President's highest responsibility is protecting the American people. And he will not wait and rely on the good intentions of Saddam Hussein, given his history, to confront that threat. Saddam Hussein had the choice, and Saddam Hussein continued to defy the international community."

Absolutely disgusting. I realize that Scott McClellan is saying that 9/11 changed everything, and doesn't explicitly connect Iraq and 9/11, but the implication is there. He knew exactly what the questioner meant, and twisted her (assuming that this Helen is a woman) question into a completely different animal. Can someone please tell me how we ended up with these idiots in office?



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