How can he keep saying it again?
President Bush, defending his troop surge in Iraq, insisted Thursday that the insurgents attacking US troops in Iraq âare the same ones who attacked us on Sept. 11.â
Bush was speaking at a White House press conference on the same day an interim progress report on his troop surge in Iraq was released. Asked for proof of the connection between insurgents in Iraq and the 9/11 hijackers, Bush said both had pledged their allegiance to Osama bin Laden.
âThe same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq are the ones who attacked us on Sept. 11,â Bush said.
How can he keep saying this? Didn’t he already have to admit that this wasn’t true, that Iraq had nothing at all to do with 9/11? Isn’t that one of the basic rules of debate and public discourse — that once you admit you’re wrong about something, you don’t get to keep saying it over and over as if it were plain fact?
I mean, this is just laughably pathetic. Or it would be if it weren’t so appalling.
I hereby propose a new law, possibly even a Constitutional amendment: The President of the United States is not allowed to say, in public, things that he freakin’ knows for a fact are not true.