AP's Raum: Iraq War Bush 'Vendetta Against Saddam as Retribution for 9-11'

As wacky theories go, it might not be quite up there with the stuff the "steel doesn't melt" truthies put out. But the Associated Press's Tom Raum has had a stunning little meltdown of his own.

In an "analysis" piece the AP put out today, "After 4 years of errors, Bush definition of ‘victory’ in Iraq is far more modest," Raum flatly states:
Bush’s decision to wage a vendetta against Saddam Hussein as retribution for the Sept. 11 attacks — six years ago Tuesday — led to many miscalculations and mistakes.
And what evidence does Raum offer in support of his astonishing theory that the Iraq war was Pres. Bush's "vendetta" against Saddam "for the Sept. 11 attacks"? Uh, Tom will have to get back to us on that . . .

Remember, this wasn't one of those Code Pink ladies pulled out of the hearings today who wrote this. Nor was it plucked from a particularly fevered Daily Kos diary. No, this was published by the Associated Press and written by someone who has covered foreign affairs for them since 1973.

More MSM it's hard to get. Yikes.
Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.