Two time machine moments I came across in Glenn Greenwald’s column today…
1) American Enterprise Institute blames Iraq for 9-11 (on September 13, 2001) in the pages of the Wall Street Journal:
Whether Osama bin Laden was involved in Tuesday’s terrorist assault remains to be seen. Yet if that proves to be so, it is extremely unlikely that he acted on his own. It is far more likely that he operated in conjunction with a state–the state with which the U.S. remains at war, namely Iraq.
First, bin Laden’s Afghan-based al-Qaeda organization does not really have the organizational capabilities to carry out such well-coordinated attacks. Someone had to understand how to smuggle weapons through U.S. airport security and which airports and airlines to choose. The hijacked planes were flown by terrorists as they crashed into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon. Where did these pilots come from?
2) McCain fingered Iraq for the Anthrax attacks on October 13, 2008: