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Do People Really Still Believe This?

excerpts from a column by Riverbend. July 1, 2005

Bush said: "The troops here and across the world are fighting a global war on terror. The war reached our shores on September 11, 2001."

Do people really still believe this?

In spite of that fact that no WMD were found in Iraq, in spite of the fact that prior to the war, no American was ever killed in Iraq and now almost 2000 are dead on Iraqi soil?

It’s difficult to comprehend that rational people, after all of this, still actually accept the claims of a link between 9/11 and Iraq.

We did not have Al-Qaeda in Iraq prior to the war.

We didn’t have beheadings or the abduction of foreigners or religious intolerance.

We actually pitied America and Americans when the Twin Towers went down and when news began leaking out about it being Muslim fundamentalists -- possibly Arabs -- we were outraged.

Now 9/11 is getting old. Now, 100,000+ Iraqi lives and 1700+ American lives later, it’s becoming difficult to summon up the same sort of sympathy as before.

How does the death of 3,000 Americans and the fall of two towers somehow justify the horrors in Iraq when not one of the people involved with the attack was Iraqi?

You have been reading excerpts from "Unbelievable" from the Iraqi blog "Baghdad Burning". You can read the entire piece here: tinyurl.com/azknd. We visit "Baghdad Burning" at riverbendblog.blogspot.com often and we hope you will too.

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