White House's Iraq Myths Continue To Fall By The Wayside
Several Iraq myths propagated by the Bush Administration were debunked over the weekend.
Myth Number One: Our occupation has served as “flypaper” to attract terrorists into Iraq.
Reality: The vast majority of foreign fighters in Iraq were not previously terrorists but in fact were radicalized by the Iraq war itself. In fact, Bush has created a terrorist training ground in Iraq that will provide a steady stream of terrorists worldwide.
Myth Number Two: Iraq’s elections were free and fair.
Reality: The Bush Administration attempted to seal the results of the election by providing covert financial support to Allawi and his party through the CIA in an off-the-books operation after Nancy Pelosi backed them off the idea before our November election.
Myth Number Three: Insurgents can no longer maintain sustained operations in Iraq.
Reality: The pace and severity of bombings since that stupid remark have stunned Iraqis, and are bad enough that even Ayatollah al-Sistani asked the Iraqi government to defend the country from “mass annihilation.” Other Shia leaders are saying that the country is heading towards civil war.