Here is the way the Left lies. Take something that’s an only slight distortion, then build from there until the end result has no relation to the truth. Then, as the line goes from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, reprint the legend, over and over and over.
For instance: Iraq was not involved with operational planning for 9/11, though initially they were quite logical suspects. The next thing you know, the absurd leftist line is that Iraq had no connection with al Qaeda, and weren’t part of any terrorist network at all.
The flip side of this legend is that because we changed our attitude toward potential terror threats after 9/11, and were willing to take fewer chances with Saddam Hussein’s intentions, the Bush Administration was implying Iraq has a connection to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Now, MSNBC host Chris Matthews has taken this a step further, saying last night in his wrap up:
MATTHEWS: Remember how the country got sold on the war in Iraq because we had to get even with those who attacked us on 9/11, that the Iraq war was some kind of payback? That‘s how it was sold certainly.
Nope. I don’t remember that. You know why, Chris? Because it never happened outside MSNBC’s circle-ummm… smirk, where you all sat around and supposed the American people were that stupid. Matthews even tried to put the blame for the Iraq War on former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. He teased the segment thusly:
MATTHEWS: When we return, the same people who lied to us about the war in Iraq are at it again, this time about President Obama and what he wants do with that Bush tax cuts. Get ready for some more B.S. …
Well, thanks for the warning!
Though I must have missed Sarah Palin’s role in the lead up to the Iraq War… But, you know, once again, print the legend – time and again.