But most of all, Bush lost the debate because he repeated the BIG LIE of his administration during the debate. In the build up to the Iraq War, the Bush Administration never failed to mention 9/11 whenever they mentioned Saddam Hussein -- forever fusing the two in the public's mind while giving themselves plausible deniability for actually coming out and linking Saddam to the attacks on September 11th.
But on Thursday night, Bush first made the Freudian slip of saying "Saddam Hussein" when he meant to say "Osama bin Laden." Then, he actually said that Iraq attacked us on 9/11. Click below for the video.