Iraq and 9/11: a cultural structure deeper than fact

Although the factual basis for the war in Iraq has been repudiated by countless analyses, the manufactured link to 9/11 continues to serve political interests and, therefore, becomes deeply embedded in administration discourse.  As indicated in the comments to deploying troops by VP candidate Palin, the war on terror frame lives on.

“You’ll be there to defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans,” she told the soldiers. “America can never go back to that false sense of security that came before September 11, 2001.”

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