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Tilting at Windmills

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June 16, 2004
By: Kevin Drum

SADDAM AND 9/11....Today's headline on CNN:

9/11 staff: No al Qaeda cooperation with Iraq

This may not seem like a big deal we already knew that, right? but it is. Despite considerable evidence to the contrary, most people didn't really believe that Saddam had no WMD until David Kay made headlines by saying so. Most people didn't believe we were abusing prisoners at Guantanamo or Abu Ghraib until leaked photographs made headlines. In the same way, the 50% of America that believes Saddam was behind 9/11 wasn't going to change its mind until somebody made headlines saying otherwise.

Now someone has.

UPDATE: This is the top story pretty much everywhere except surprise! Fox. They decided that President Bush's pep rally to the troops was the more newsworthy event.

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