HELEN THOMAS: They (Iraq) didn't do anything to you, or to our country.Poor George, after all this, still can't tell the difference between Afghanistan and Iraq, between Al-Qaeda and Baathists. That's why we went to war. That's why thousands died. Because Bush didn't know any better.
GEORGE BUSH: Look -- excuse me for a second, please. Excuse me for a second. They did. The Taliban provided safe haven for al Qaeda. That's where al Qaeda trained --
THOMAS: I'm talking about Iraq --
BUSH: Helen, excuse me. That's where -- Afghanistan provided safe haven for al Qaeda. That's where they trained. That's where they plotted. That's where they planned the attacks that killed thousands of innocent Americans.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Helen Thomas v. George Bush
Transcript of Presidential press conference regarding why we went to war against Iraq, March 21, 2006