Re: OMG! CONDI Still Thinks IRAQ = 9/11
squinney wrote: Quote:
Rice, making her first visit to Iraq as secretary of state, spoke to hundreds of U.S. troops and diplomats in Baghdad.
"I want you to keep focused on what you are doing here," Rice told the diplomats and troops who gathered in one of Saddam Hussein's former palaces. "This war came to us, not the other way around."
"The United States, along with the rest of the free world, believed somehow for a number of years that people in this region didn't care about freedom," she said. "We cared about stability. And what we got was neither. We got a malignancy that was growing that came to haunt us on the fine September day" in 2001
WTF? Could someone PLEASE brief her? Maybe show her page 18 of the Washington Post where it was finally reported in the US that the intel was FIXED?
I see the first paragraph in your link, but your second paragraph isn't there at all. What the article actually quotes her as saying is:
"The absence of freedom in the Middle East -- the freedom deficit -- is what produced the ideology of hatred that allowed them to fly airplanes into a building on a fine September day."
This does not to me seem to imply that she thinks Iraq was behind 9/11.