Which was my entire point.
Yes, saying things over and over again or giving impressions can make people think things. The American people is easily mislead. I stated, the things stated by the Bush administration and the media could easily lead people to think that Iraq had a hand in 9/11 because the American people by and large are easily led into thoughts. That said, I've seen nothing that PROVES that it was the INTENT of the Bush administration to make people think they had a hand specifically in 9/11. I do believe the intent was to connect AQ and Iraq, but they did a very poor job of explaining exactly how and what the frame was.
However many on the left for years were saying that BUSH said that SADDAM/IRAQ had a hand in 9/11...something he has not said, yet many people believe he actually HAS said that.
What makes me laugh at partisans is the fact that they condemn the Bush Administration for doing it, but somehow are blind to their own.
Many of the farther folks on the left are as guilty of the American People thinking that the Bush Administration was trying to say that Iraq had a hand in 9/11 as the Bush Administration itself is because of the fact that instead of listening to the words and going after the fact he's tieing it to the War on Terror, they instead decided to say that "OH OH OH! He's saying that Iraq had a hand in 9/11!" and thus the American People heard them say that, and started thinking that's what's been said.
You'er doing the same kind of thing. You presume to know his intentions. You presume to know exactly what he's doing. You refuse to look at it in any other light then your particular political agenda. You see it one way, one way only, and then use that as justification for the fact that people were saying something untrue unless its contorted in their mind to fit it. I don't doubt that its possible that was his intention. I don't also doubt its possible his intention was to connect Iraq to the greater War on Terror, as a state that did sponsor terrorism against American allies and worked with Terrorist groups in the past (be it AQ or others).
I'm not saying the Bush Administration is not included in the guilt of the American People thinking there was a connection, I'm saying that the left and the media are also guilty of repeating a lie or an "implied truth" that also shaped what the American Public thought. The people that condemn one side are just hillariously partisan.
I wouldn't have been that bugged if the general repeated tag line was always "Bush's Administration attempted to imply that Saddam/Iraq was involved in 9/11". But it wasn't that. It was often stating that BUSH himself actually stated the above thing as fact, and that's what seemed to have stuck.
Similarly, all three sides are contributing to why some suspect Obama is involved. Many on the Right are saying it, which contributes. The Left is continually coming out and condemning the Right for saying it or saying "no no no, its not true", and the media is constantly and continuosuly reporting on it. The way things generally work with the american public, imho, is that the more they hear something they will start to think its possibly true.