QUOTE FROM PAUL O'NEILL, A MEMBER OF PRESIDENT BUSH'S CABINET:
"From the very beginning, there was a conviction, that Saddam Hussein... needed to go.. going after Saddam was topic "A" 10 days after the inauguration - eight months before Sept. 11. From the very first instance, it was about Iraq. It was about what we can do to change this regime... Day one, these things were laid and sealed.”
THE FALLING TOWERS CREATED THE SMOKESCREEN THEY LONGED FOR.
QUOTE FROM RICHARD A. CLARKE, THE WHITE HOUSE ANTITERRORISM CHIEF:
...as early as the day after the attacks, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was pushing for retaliatory strikes on Iraq, even though al Qaeda was based in Afghanistan... the idea took [ME] so aback, [I] initally thought Rumsfeld was joking. President Bush ordered [ME] to look for a link between Iraq and the attacks, despite being told there didn't seem to be one.
THEY STORMED THE BUFFET TABLE, FILLING THEIR PLATE WITH THE INFORMATION THAT TASTED GOOD, PASSING OVER THE INFORMATION THEY HAD NO TASTE FOR.
FINALLY, THE CHICKENS ARE COMING HOME TO ROOST. THE CHICKEN DEMOCRATS ARE REATTACHING THEIR SEVERED HEADS.
THE CHICKEN HAWK REPUBLICANS ARE CLUCKING ABOUT PATRIOTISM, STAYING THE COURSE, AND, OUR COLORS DON'T CUT AND RUN.
THE CORPS OF HARD-CORE ENABLERS IS SHRINKING. THEIR TAX CUTS AND CLICHES ARE NOT AS MUCH FUN WHEN THEY'RE STAINED WITH BLOOD. THEIR MINDS ARE GATED COMMUNITIES WHERE TRUTH IS NOT WELCOME.
THE MILITARY, MIRRORING THE ADMISTRATION , IS LOWERING IT'S STANDARDS.
MORE FLESH IS NEEDED TO THROW ON THE BARBIE. LEAVE NO BLUE-COLLAR KID BEHIND.
2,000 SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY.
WE'RE NOW AT OVER 2,080.
WE HAVE NO CHOICE BETWEEN IRAQ AND A HARD PLACE.
IMPLODE OR EXPLODE.
IF WE LEAVE IRAQ, THE COUNTRY IMPLODES INTO A CIVIL WAR. NASTY.
IF WE STAY, THE EXPLOSIONS WILL CONTINUE TO KILL AND MAIM OUR MILITARY PEOPLE, WHICH THE ADMINISTRATION WILL HAVE A HARDER TIME HIDING FROM VIEW OR THOUGHT.
HOW DID WE EVER LET THIS HAPPEN TO US?