Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Tuesday said he believes Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and al-Qaida had ties, backtracking from a statement a day earlier that he had “not seen any strong, hard evidence that links the two.”
And then there’s this (another one you Atrios fans have already seen):
PHILLIPS: So, do Americans agree with Kerry’s statement during his debate that Osama bin Laden was behind the 9/11 attacks and not Saddam Hussein?
NEWPORT: Well, that’s the key issue. You know, all these comments by Donald Rumsfeld, secretary of defense, have come into the fore even yesterday and today. It’s very political.
This is fascinating. Look carefully. If you’re a Republican, 62 percent say, yes, Saddam Hussein was personally involved in the 9/11 attacks. Almost two thirds say yes. But Democrats and Republicans, exactly as many, two thirds say, no, there was no connection.
62 percent of Republicans say that Saddam was personally involved in the 9/11 attacks. Atrios has it exactly right: too stupid to breathe. It’s a wonder these people can get up in the morning and dress themselves properly.