September 06, 2003

Please Tell Me We're Not Really This Stupid
OK. Here's a little public service announcement.

This is Saddam Hussein.

This is Osama Bin Laden.

Hussein is the former dictator of Iraq. Bin Laden is the leader of Al Qaeda, an Islamic fundamentalist terrorist network.

Hussein instigated the original Gulf War in 1991 by invading Kuwait while Bin Laden was fighting with the Taliban to assume control of Afganistan after the Soviet retreat.

Notice how these are two completely different people.

Now, listen very, very carefully.

Bin Laden masterminded the attacks of September 11, 2001. Saddam Hussein did not.

They are not allies. As a matter of fact, they hate each other's guts. Bin Laden has spoken at length about the decadence of Iraq's secular society. And Hussein has slaughtered Shiite Muslims, those who share Bin Laden's faith, by the tens of thousands.

Why is this concept so hard for the American people to grasp?
I don't know, but, according to this Washington Post article, a majority of Americans STILL think Hussein was involved in 9/11.

Come on, America. I'm trying to give y'all the benefit of the doubt. Work with me, people.
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