Arianna Huffington does a fine job pointing out the absolutely ridiculous contradictory Iraq war justifications currently being pitched by the Bush team. Of course, these are only the latest in a long line of justifications for the war. Remember Weapons of Mass Destruction?
London: Bushâ€™s â€œFlypaper Theoryâ€? is Blown to Pieces: ”
Odds are we probably wonâ€™t be hearing for a while the Bush mantra that the reason we’re fighting them over in Iraq is so we don’t have to fight them here at home. For the last few months, this ludicrous shibboleth has been the presidentâ€™s go-to line — his latest rationale for slogging on in Iraq. Not only was this â€œflypaper theory’ empirically disproved by the London carnage, it directly contradicts the presidentâ€™s other most often used justification for the war — that we invaded to liberate the Iraqi people. So let me get this straight: we invaded them to liberate them… and to use them as bait to attract terrorists who we could fight on the streets of Baghdad rather than the streets of London and New York?”