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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Since Salon asked…

Posted by on June 28 at 16:53 PM, reading the advance copy of the president’s speech this afternoon, noticed that Bush will once again be linking the war in Iraq directly to the attacks of Sept. 11. He will say: “The only way our enemies can succeed is if we forget the lessons of September 11…” Salon wonders:

When Bush utters those words tonight, would it be too much to ask the cable networks to run some words from the 9/11 Commission under his picture in the crawl? We’re thinking about something like, “‘No evidence’ of a ‘collaborative relationship’ between Iraq and al Qaida.” Or maybe, “No evidence that ‘Iraq cooperated with al Qaida in developing or carrying out any attacks against the United States.’” Yes, the United States is fighting terrorists in Iraq now. But that’s not why the U.S. started the war, and it’s a shameful cover for failing to offer a real plan for ending it.

We’re not cable, but we’re doing our part…