God bless Bernie Saunders: my on-going hero in the fight for the factual truth.
- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has written to the Smithsonian raising questions about the caption that sits beneath its new portrait of George W. Bush. The current wording of the caption states that Bush's term was marked by "the attacks on September 11, 2001, that led to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq." Sanders, bless his heart, points out that the 9/11 attacks -- all together, now -- had nothing to do with the Iraq war.
- From Sanders' letter to Martin Sullivan, director of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington:
When President Bush and Vice President Cheney misled our country into the war in Iraq, they certainly cited the attacks on September 11, along with the equally specious claim that Iraq possessed vast arsenals of weapons of mass destruction. The notion, however, that 9/11 and Iraq were linked, or that one "led to" the other, has been widely and authoritatively debunked ... Might I suggest that a reconsideration of the explanatory text next to the portrait of President Bush is in order.Be sure to check the links within the quotations from the article: most enlightening for those who need it most, but probably will never see. "There are none so blind as those who will not see."
Remember, there are still up to 35% of the American people who "say that they at least somewhat approve of way ... President [Bush] has handled his job." Rasmussen
Do you suppose those Kool-Aid drinkers will ever understand the damage Bush 43 has done to this country?
Update: The Smithsonian has agreed with Sen Sanders about the wording of the caption. The Smithsonian will re-word it, I understand, to remove the phrase "that led to." The explanation from the Smithsonian was that in the small space of a caption they were attempting to offer a "snapshot" of Bush 43's years in office; not link 9/11 and Iraq.