"First of all", you seem to have reading comprehension issues!
This is what I wrote:
Correct. The other reason given was that there were direct links between Saddam Hussein's regime and at least one of the terrorists who partook of the attack on 9/11.
First of all, the Bush administration did not link Saddam to 9-11.That is often put forth by people,but they didn't. I often wondered why they didn't. I suggest for example that you check the info on Salman Pak, as I said before. It doesn't prove Saddam was involved in 9-11, but it proves that he was training terrorists in how to take over airplanes. Lets see....did that happen on 9-11....
I did not mention Bush, I mentioned that one of the other inaccurate reasons given for the invasion of Iraq was a supposed link between Iraq and Al Quaeda, the masterminds of the 9/11 terrorist attack. The person that mentioned this link and perpetuted it was in fact the Vice President, Dick Cheney. I quote:
"It was just weeks after the terrorist attacks that the first link between Saddam and al-Qaida was alleged by the administration. It came from Cheney, who said it had been "pretty well confirmed" that Mohamed Atta, the man held responsible for masterminding the Sept. 11 hijackings, had met with a senior Iraqi intelligence official in April 2000, an allegation congressional investigators later dismissed."
Your second point is even more misinfomed:
Second, I always love it when people try to blame Bush for the animosity that the Iranian government (and others in the Middle East) have for America. Lets see....who held American hostages for 444 days in the 70's? Oh yeah, Iran (Amadinijad was involved in that one,too.Just in case you didn't know) I'd love to see how you can blame Bush for that. Or the WTC bombing in '93...or the U.S.S Cole? Bill Clinton was President then,remember?
America was enemy number one after the downfall of the Shah because it had backed financially, militarily and morally a regime that had tortured and murdered tens of thousands of its own people. The Shah's torturers were actually trained by the US military! That is why American hostages were caught in this fallout and why for example German, or Spanish hostages were not!
On a good day, Islamic Mullahs were hung upside down by the Shah's torturers and chillie peppers inserted into their anus for days at a time. Many succumbed under this treatment - on a bad day you would not want to know what happened.
What I find a recurring theme in these political threads is a stunning confidence displayed by those with a staggering ignorance of history and fact. I suppose this is forgivable given the fact that history seems to be up for sale educationally in the States these days.