Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today said that the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were a “big lie” that served as a pretext for going to war in Afghanistan.
“September 11 was a big lie and a pretext for the war on terror and a prelude to invading Afghanistan”
Don’t get me wrong. The Bush-Cheney administration used 9/11 as a pretext for many things, including an illegal war in Iraq, a way to increase domestic surveillance of Americans, and as an opportunity to test the limits of the Geneva Convention. They also failed by taking their eyes off of Bin Laden and al Qaeda and instead focusing them on Saddam Hussein and Iraq.
But was it a big conspiracy to get the United States into war in Afghanistan?