Friday, September 08, 2006

The Real Reason Bush Invaded Iraq

WMDs? No. Ties to Al Qaeda? Not a chance. No, Bush simply destested Saddam Hussein (from his famous "gut") and felt affronted that he was thumbing his nose at the United States. From the new book HUBRIS: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War by David Corn and Michael Isikoff:
"President Bush was driven by a visceral hatred of Saddam Hussein, which he privately demonstrated in expletive-laden tirades against the Iraqi dictator. In May 2002--months before he asked Congress for authority to attack Saddam-Bush bluntly revealed his ultimate game plan in a candid moment with two aides. When told that reporter Helen Thomas was questioning the need to oust Saddam by force, Bush snapped: "Did you tell her I intend to kick his sorry mother fucking ass all over the Mideast?" In a meeting with congressional leaders, the President angrily thrust his middle finger inches in front of the face of Senator Tom Daschle to illustrate Saddam's attitude toward the United States."

Yes, this is what drives foreign policy, the temper tantrums of an adolescent president. Tell me again, isn't this man supposed to be a Christian? Or is that just for show too?

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