In a recent press conference, the President clarified his opinion on the connection between Iraq and 9/11:
BUSH: The terrorists attacked us and killed 3,000 of our citizens before we started the freedom agenda in the Middle East.
QUESTION: What did Iraq have to do with it?
BUSH: What did Iraq have to do with what?
QUESTION: The attack on the World Trade Center.
BUSH: Nothing. Except itâ€™s part of â€” and nobody has suggested in this administration that Saddam Hussein ordered the attack. Iraq was a â€” Iraq â€” the lesson of September 11th is take threats before they fully materialize, Ken. Nobodyâ€™s ever suggested that the attacks of September the 11th were ordered by Iraq.
I wonder how he explains the results of this recent CNN survey:
Do you think Saddam Hussein was personally involved in the September 11th terrorist attacks, or not?
43% – Yes
52% – No
6% – Unsure
It’s a funny thing to believe if nobody has suggested the connection…