Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Boogie to Baghdad

Was listening to Sen Rockefeller complain about Bush referencing 911 over and over again explaining the rationale for invading Iraq, and the first thing that came to mind was Byron York's suggestion we repeat "Boogie to Baghdad" over and over.
Before this debating season is over, would someone please, please utter the words "boogie to Baghdad?"

You remember the phrase. It was written by Richard Clarke, the White House counterterrorism chief who in 1999 was so worried about the chumminess of Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein that he believed bin Laden, if attacked by the United States at his lair in Afghanistan, would "boogie" on over to the Iraqi capital for protection.

We learned of Clarke's concerns in perhaps the most-ignored passages of the September 11 Commission report — those dealing with the very Saddam/al Qaeda connection that is being so vigorously denied by John Kerry and John Edwards.

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