9/11 Conference in Cork, Ireland

Conference in Ireland, attend if you can:


Condi Rice said on meet the

Condi Rice said on meet the press...

But the fact of the matter is that when we were attacked on September 11, we had a choice to make. We could decide that the proximate cause was al-Qaeda and the people who flew those planes into buildings and, therefore, we would go after al-Qaeda and perhaps after the Taliban and then our work would be done and we would try to defend ourselves

Or we could take a bolder approach, which was to say that we had to go after the root causes of the kind of terrorism that was produced there, and that meant a different kind of Middle East. And there is no one who could have imagined a different kind of Middle East with Saddam Hussein still in power.

the approximate cause???

how about the real cause? sounds to me like they just decided to make Al-CIAduh the perps and used that justification to invade Iraq much like Wolfowitz declared, "For bureaucratic reasons, we settled on one issue, weapons of mass destruction (as justification for invading Iraq) because it was the one reason everyone could agree on."

since when did Condi start smokin the PNAC pipe?

"decide that the approximate

"decide that the approximate cause was Al Qaeda"?????

I guess thats why they didn't want to investigate, they simply wanted to "decide" who the culprits were.

The word Condi Sleaza used

The word Condi Sleaza used was "proximate", not "approximate" -- two different words with different meanings.

I'm not defending Ms. Sleaza, by any means, and the point is clear that they "decided" to blame Al Qaeda -- long before 9/11 to boot.