'His references to Al Qaeda'
OK, President Bush is once again simplifying the arguments about Al Qaeda in Iraq. But I don't think this odd story
, which makes numerous assertions without attribution, proves the case that he's 'greatly oversimplified' his arguments. Still, the article does make clear what the dispute is ultimately about:
The heated debate over Iraq has spilled over to Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia as well. Mr. Bush has played up the group, talking about it as if it is on a par with the perpetrators of the Sept. 11 attacks. War critics have often played down the significance of the group despite its gruesome record of suicide attacks and its widely suspected role in destroying a Shiite shrine in Samarra in February 2006 that set Iraq on the road to civil war.
So neither side is really telling the truth. Great. But typical. ... I prefer to think of 'Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia' as a sort of Son of Frankenstein
: Whether there's a loose or strong connection, there's still a scary connection. Maybe we can call it 'Son of Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia.' But that wouldn't satisfy those trying to win arguments. So never mind. ... And I'm still waiting for the September report. ...Update
-- Remember: 'Jumbled thinking.'
... Ah, the old 'fly paper' strategy. The president literally got what he asked for, right? ...