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Dear Leader's ridiculous shifting reasons for why we are in Iraq

Quite frankly, when I read this AP piece by Tom Raum, I felt my blood pressure going up. Not because Bush’s reason-of-the-day for why we invaded Iraq, but that roughly a third of the people in the country, no matter what poll is cited, seem to buy any and all lines of BS that spill from the lips of our lying leader.

A recap:

#1: we have to remove Saddam because he had WMDs.
Oops, none were found.

#2: the U.S. is helping to spread democracy through the Middle East.
That’s working out nicely, isn’t it?

#3: the U.S. was liberating Iraqis from a brutal ruler.
So that they can slide into civil war with rapes, killings and kidnappings.

#4: “We can’t tolerate a new terrorist state in the heart of the Middle East, with large oil reserves that could be used to fund its radical ambitions, or used to inflict economic damage on the West,” — this is what he said last week in his press conference.
Iraq wasn’t a terrorist state before we went in there.

#5: We are confronting terrorists in Iraq “so we do not have to face them here at home,” and “making America safer.”
Do you feel safer now that we have destroyed Iraq?

The latest, bombastic reason from the Chimperor:


We’re in the ideological struggle of the 21st century. It’s a struggle between good and evil.”

Darth gives us an even darker vision:


The hopes of the civilized world ride with us.”

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