Bush continues to lie in plea for country to continue following him down path of destruction
Like the Republican party in general, Bush and his puppet-masters lack the basic common sense that would allow him to realize that when you find yourself in a hole, the first rule is to stop digging. Worse yet, Bush's only solution to being in a deep hole that is getting progressively deeper by the day is to insist we keep digging faster and deeper.
Some Democrats quickly accused him of reviving a questionable link to the war in Iraq - [It's not "questionable", it's indisputable! Why are the press so afraid to print the truth? Bush himself has stated that there's no connection!] - a rationale that Bush originally used to help justify launching strikes against Baghdad in the spring of 2003.What does it say about Bush that he can only appear on military bases surrounded by troops? Troops who will get thrown in the brig if they don't act sufficiently supportive or dare to ask questions? What does that say about how popular he is, as well as how disconnected from reality he's always been? Hell, it's to the point where even his hand-selected Republican audiences can't be trusted to act like good little sheep.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi accused Bush of demonstrating a willingness "exploit the sacred ground of 9/11, knowing that there is no connection between 9/11 and the war in Iraq."
Bush first mentioned the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center at the beginning of his speech, delivered at an Army base that has 9,300 troops in Iraq. He acknowledged that Americans are disturbed by frequent deaths of U.S. troops, but tried to persuade an increasingly skeptical public to stick with the mission.
"The war reached our shores on September the 11th, 2001," Bush told a national television audience and 750 soldiers and airmen in dress uniform who mostly listened quietly as they had been asked to do.