WaPo takes a little creative license with the truth.
On page 1A of the Washington Post today is an article by Anne Kornblut covering Gov. Sarah Palin, titled “Palin links Iraq to Sept. 11 in talk to troops in Alaska.”
FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska, Sept. 11 — Gov. Sarah Palin linked the war in Iraq with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, telling an Iraq-bound brigade of soldiers that included her son that they would “defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans.”
But, there’s a problem with that quote. Sarah Palin did not say that. So, was this just stupid or malicious on Kornblut’s part?
Kornblut’s interpretation of what Palin said is either stupid or malicious. Palin is evidently saying that American soldiers are going to Iraq to defend innocent Iraqis from al Qaeda in Iraq, a group that is related to al Qaeda, which did plan and carry out the Sept. 11 attacks. It makes no sense for Kornblut to claim that Palin is arguing here that Saddam Hussein’s regime carried out 9/11–obviously Palin isn’t saying that our soldiers are now going over to Iraq to fight Saddam’s regime. Palin isn’t linking Saddam to 9/11.
I suppose we could “assume” that al Qaeda in Iraq “has nothing at all to do with those who ‘planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans.”” But, how do you ignore the actual connections between al Qaeda and al Qaeda in Iraq?
But, American voters are not stupid. Alan Colmes may think you are.
Watch Gov. Palin’s speech for yourself and see what you think she is saying.
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