This morning on NBC’s Meet the Press, Condoleezza Rice explains why we invaded Iraq:
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”¦or we could take a bolder approach.
This may be news to the Secretary of State but the proximate cause of 9-11 was al-Qaeda. Nevertheless, the administration decided to invade Iraq instead of focusing our efforts on destroying al-Qaeda and capturing Bin Laden.
UPDATE: Crooks and Liars has the video.