Underneath the 43rd President's portrait in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, lies an explanatory captions that "states that Bush's term was marked by 'the attacks on September 11, 2001, that led to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.'"
That, to me, seems like one of the more kindly captions they could have come up with.
But Vermont's Independent Senator Bernie Sanders seems to have some objections to it, simply because it lacks any sort of truthful veracity. In fact, he feels so strongly that he wrote to the Smithsonian to complain…
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[?]
With all due respect to Sen. Sanders, I do believe that a clear connection between 9/11 and Iraq has already been found.
The carrying-out of one gave the Bush administration a brilliant cover for carrying-out the other.
What more do you need to know?
Tags: 9/11, Bernie Sanders, George W. Bush, Iraq, Senate, Vermont