Sean Mitts · Top Commenter
Honestly, I could never figure out WTF we were doing back then. Iraq was run by the Baathists, the most secular of them all. Iran by the Shiites. The Taliban was fundamentalist Muslim. None of them could stand each other. The idea that Saddam was in cahoots with al Qaeda never made any sense. The same was true for Iran. And Iran and Iraq had fought a bloody war for 8 years where a million people died (and yes, we were helping both sides). Suddenly 4 years later they're an "Axis" and responsible for 9-11??
The lengths to which these people went to deceive the American people were astonishing. No doubt the American people bear some of the blame for being so easily snookered (although it's kind of understandable after 9-11). But the depths of the deceit these guys sank to whip up the country into a war frenzy is simply unforgivable.