Palin, Iraq and 9/11

By Nitya

Sep 12, 2008 7:34am

The Washington Post this morning reports — in a story titled "Palin Links Iraq to 9/11, A View Discarded by Bush" — that, at her son’s troop deployment ceremony Thursday, Gov. Sarah Palin made remarks that seemed, to some, to directly link the 9/11 attacks to the war in Iraq.

"You’ll be there in service to the same cause of freedom from tyranny and from violence," Palin said. "You’ll be there to defend the innocent from enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the deaths of thousands of Americans. You’ll be there because American can never go back to that false sense of security that came before September 11, 2001."

The McCain-Palin campaign says Palin was not saying Iraqis carried out the 9/11 attacks, but rather, that she was speaking generally of jihadis, Al Qaeda in Iraq as representative of a global ideology.

What do you think?

- jpt

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