Hannity Says Pre-9/11 Iraq Invasion Plan A Conspiracy Theory
Prison Planet | June 29 2005
In a debate with Rep. Charles Rangel last night, Sean Hannity called Rangel's assertion that the Bush administation wanted to invade Iraq before Bush even became president as a conspiracy theory.
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RANGEL: He already intended to knock off Saddam Hussein before 9/11, all of the people that worked in the cabinet....
HANNITY: Is that what you believe? Wait do you believe that?
RANGEL: Do you know about the Project Of A New American Century?
HANNITY: Do you believe that?
RANGEL: There's no question.
HANNITY: Wow....wow....wow. That's a conspiracy theory.
HANNITY: Hey Congressman Rangel, we'd like to thank you for the conspiracy theory portion of the show.
RANGEL: Conspiracy is what you said, I'm saying the president wanted to knock off Saddam Hussein before 9/11.
HANNITY: Alright we appreciate it, next time we'll get some evidence.
It's also a conspiracy theory, going by Hannity's line of logic, that the sun came up this morning.
Bush's own biographer, Mickey Herskowitz, said that Bush wanted to invade Iraq in 1999. He attributed the following quote to Bush.
"One of the keys to being seen as a great leader is to be seen as a commander-in-chief. My father had all this political capital built up when he drove the Iraqis out of Kuwait and he wasted it. If I have a chance to invade, if I had that much capital, I'm not going to waste it. I'm going to get everything passed that I want to get passed and I'm going to have a successful presidency."
The Project For a New American Century is a neo-con think-tank controlled by Bush's closest advisors. On page 14 of 'Rebuilding America's Defenses,' written in 2000, they wrote the following.
"While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein."
It's not a conspiracy theory if there's a signed confession