Then why are we at war with Afghanistan and Iraq? Both are illegal wars killing millions of innocent people. Mr. Change and Hope Barack Obama plans to send 20,000 troops to Afghanistan.
Since the U.S. invasion of Iraq began on March 20, 2003:
• 4,212 U.S. troops killed
• 30,879 U.S. troops injured
• 167 U.S. military suicides
• 314 coalition troops killed
• 1,123 U.S. contractors killed
• 98,218 to 1.1 million civilians killed
• $581.7 billion cost of war
* through Dec.22, 2008; source: icasualties.org
From a 2006 Tony Snow interview with Dick Cheney:
Q:I want to be clear because I’ve heard you say this, and I’ve heard the President say it, but I want you to say it for my listeners, which is that the White House has never argued that Saddam was directly involved in September 11th, correct?
THE VICE PRESIDENT: That’s correct. We had one report early on from another intelligence service that suggested that the lead hijacker, Mohamed Atta, had met with Iraqi intelligence officials in Prague, Czechoslovakia. And that reporting waxed and waned where the degree of confidence in it, and so forth, has been pretty well knocked down now at this stage, that that meeting ever took place. So we’ve never made the case, or argued the case that somehow Osama bin Laden [sic] was directly involved in 9/11. That evidence has never been forthcoming. But there — that’s a separate proposition from the question of whether or not there was some kind of a relationship between the Iraqi government, Iraqi intelligence services and the al Qaeda organization.
We’ve Never made or Argued the case that Osama bin Laden was involved in 911
Bush didn’t feel Osama bin Laden was a threat either (Press conference six months after 911)
Senator Mike Gravel on Enemies of the U.S.