I was going to post something summing up Iraq and 9/11, because God knows that's all we're going to be hearing about today, but God damn if Bill in Portland, Maine beat me to it:
Now, if you'll excuse me, since we're celebrating a terrorist attack on our nation by turning it into a national fucking holiday, I'll need to go get 9/11 cards and a 9/11 tree for us to exchange 9/11 gifts under before 9/11 dinner. Yes, tell me that's not what it's going to be in twenty years.
Most of the 9/11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia, yet that country has paid no price for producing and harboring terrorists. Neither has Pakistan, the country in which Osama bin Laden is now hiding.
The PDB said: Bin Laden determined to Strike in U.S.
Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. 9/11 had nothing to do with Iraq.
Sitting in a classroom for seven minutes after being told "America is under attack" is a poor display of leadership, especially if you're America's president.
If the administration had tried to sell the Iraq war based on anything other than the fear of weapons of mass destruction, we never would have invaded.
Colin Powell, the most trusted man in the administration, said: "My colleagues, every statement I make today is backed up by sources, solid sources. These are not assertions. What we're giving you are facts and conclusions based on solid intelligence."
Four and a half years after declaring that "major combat operations have ended," major combat operations have not ended.
Taunting the insurgents by sneering "Bring 'em on" was really dumb because the insurgents brought it on.
The insurgency wasn't "in its last throes" then, and it isn’t in its last throes now.
Osama bin Laden has not been caught, either dead or alive. He is still making videos.