August 20, 2003
Bush To Declare War On Iraq
Today President Bush said the situation in Iraq had deteriorated to the point where he had no choice "but to declare war on that country."
"I've just become aware that good people are dying out there. Terrorists run rampant, killing people, blowing up oil pipelines, wreaking havoc, maybe just plain reaking. They've got to be stopped."
Bush said that he had recently learned that since May 1, 2003, Iraq has become the "number one nexus of the terrorist activities in the world," and he called it "the nexus of the axis of evil," speaking from his ranch in Texas.
He said that it was a difficult decision but he had "no choice" given the state of the country at this time.
"Whoever is running that country has allowed it to turn into a hornet's nest that threatens the stability of the Middle East, and with it, the safety and security of the United States, and of the world."
I have to thank Kos for sharing the article with his readers over at The Daily Kos, some of the finer members of blogtopia, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo (y! hctp!), Adam in MA of The Likely Story (all daily reads), and John Isbell and Mr. Sumo for their kind comments over there.
Check it out. The comments alone are worth it!
Posted by Tom Burka at 9:48 AM