.Aside from the fact that this doesnt in any way show how this is relevant to the discussion...
False. The Bush administration did not argue that Iraq had a hand in 9-11
Are you sure about that?
Panel's findings suggest flawed justifications for Iraq war
Flash back to March 2003. The attack on al-Qaeda's Afghanistan bases is over, and the start of the Iraq war is less than a week away. If polls are to be believed, the two invasions are fused in the public mind — a seamless response to the still-vivid 9/11 terrorist attacks. A USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll found that an overwhelming 88% of the public believed Saddam Hussein supported terrorist groups that had plans to attack the USA.
Now that appears to be untrue.President Bush and Vice President Cheney did repeatedly claim that Saddam was tied to al-Qaeda. Before, during and after the war — in fact, as recently as this week — they used that link to justify the Iraq war.Even my quote from Meet the Press showed that Cheney had alluded to Iraq involvement with Al Qaeda and 9/11, and he admitted that no such links had been found.Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, one of the main architects for the war in Iraq, admitted for the first time that Iraq had nothing to do with the September 11 terrorist attacks, contradicting public statements made by senior White House and Pentagon officials whose attempt to link Saddam Hussein and the terrorist organization al-Qaeda was cited by the Bush administration as one of the main reasons for launching a preemptive strike in March against Iraq.
In an interview with conservative radio personality Laura Ingraham, Wolfowitz was asked when he first came to believe that Iraq was behind the 9-11 terrorist attacks.
“I’m not sure even now that I would say Iraq had something to do with it,” Wolfowitz said in the interview, aired Friday, a transcript of which can be found at DefenseLink News Transcript: Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz Interview with The Laura Ingraham Show