Either way the DINOcrats have come full circle:
Newly appointed US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta told American troops in Baghdad on Monday that 9/11 was the reason they were in Iraq, before he was quickly corrected by his spokesman.
"The reason you guys are here is because of 9/11. The US got attacked and 3,000 human beings got killed because of Al-Qaeda," Panetta told about 150 soldiers at the Camp Victory US base.
"We've been fighting as a result of that," he said...
Which, of course, is why we must gut Social Security to beat the deficit, because of Saddam's Al Qaeda fighters.
Also, because the Laureate is owned by the same people who owned Big Time Dick and Commander Bunnypants.
Meanwhile, the ex-CIA chief, now Secretary of Defense, has also started to beat other Cheneyburton drums that aren't so easy to disprove.
...Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Sunday that weapons supplied by Iran had become a “tremendous concern” for the United States in recent weeks in Iraq, where more American troops died in June in combat-related episodes than in any month since June 2008...
Damn' straight, because the very last thing we want the folks at home, getting ready to lose their Social Security and bite the Austerity bullet for the Gipper, to wonder if they really need the Endless War and wonder exactly how much it's actually cost them to fight an enemy that's only there because we make them.