The Iraq 9/11 Myth Continues

Bush: “This war reached our shores on September 11, 2001.”

Fact: The bi-partisan 9/11 Commission concluded that there was “no collaborative relationship” between Saddam and al-Qaeda [CNN, 6/17/04]

Fact: The bi-partisan 9/11 Commission found “no credible evidence that Iraq and al-Qaida cooperated on attacks against the United States.” [NewsHour, 6/16/04]

Fact: By invoking 9/11 President Bush is exploiting public confusion about Iraq’s involvement in 9/11. An October 2004 poll found that 75 percent of Bush supporters believe Iraq was providing substantial support to al-Qaida [Program on International Policy Attitudes, 10/21/04]