Wolfowitz Still Thinks Saddam Was Responsible for 9/11
Posted by Mary
Wolfowitz got back from his tour of Iraq and went on the talk shows saying that the war on Iraq was justified because it struck back at terrorism and to wait until the murky intelligence clears would be wrong.
"Well, you can't have it both ways. If you wait until you have absolute certainty about terrorism, you are really saying, we'll wait until after the fact and deal with it.
"The lesson of 9-11 is that approach doesn't work anymore. We cannot deal with terrorism after the fact."
He said the policy of containment of Iraq, in place since the end of the first Gulf War, had failed.
The Americans killed in attacks on the USS Cole off the Yemeni port of Aden in October 2000 and on the Khobar Towers barracks in Saudi Arabia in 1996 were in the Middle East to contain Saddam Hussein, he noted.
"Twelve years of containment was a terrible price for us, and for the Iraqi people it was an unbelievable price," he told NBC.
"We went to war, and I believe we are still fighting terrorists and terrorist supporters in Iraq, in a battle that will make this country safer in the future from terrorism."
Amazing ignorance for a supposedly intelligent man.