It's hard to imagine how the commission investigating the 2001 terrorist attacks could have put it more clearly Wednesday: There was never any evidence of a link between Iraq and Al Qaeda, between Saddam Hussein and Sept. 11.
Now President George W. Bush should apologize to the American people, who were led to believe something different. (The Missing Link, International Herald Tribune, 06/18/04.)
George W. Bush shouldn't apologize for this. America has a moral right to invade and attack a hostile country as an act of self-defense. It has been a bit of a gamble to focus so heavily on Saddam's intent on getting WMD and his link to Al-Qaida. Read Cox & Forkum's post, When Worlds Collude, if you want to get the "missing" links tied together...
Don't you think it is time to put the spotlight on the HQ of terrorism - Iran? I believe that it had been a better choice to attack Iran as the first member of the Axis of Evil. Here is an excerpt from Herbert London's article, Fighting Iran in a Regional Mideast War:
If it wasn't clear before, it is crystal clear now that the war in Iraq is a regional war. At stake are the tyrannies that hold sway over the Middle East. At the epicenter of this tyrannical world is Iran, a nation feverishly panting for nuclear weapons and simultaneously funding and supporting terrorist organizations of every stripe. Iran is terror central. The mullahs in this peculiar nation realize that a stable Iraq on its border that will make strides economically challenges willy-nilly the very existence of the present Iranian government. (ChronWatch, 06/16/04.)
Root Causes (12/04/03)
For more cartoons like this, check out John Cox & Allen Forkum's book, Black & White World.