Friday, July 13, 2007

Good Point

Really good point!

That Al Qaeda in Iraq that Bush keeps talking about "did not exist before the Sept. 11 attacks"

Bush loves to talk about Al Qaeda. But, no surprise, he doesn't get his facts right. Because, basically, he fostered the creation of the Al Qaeda that exists in Iraq. The amazing thing is that the NY Times is actually calling him on it: "...But his references to Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, and his assertions that it is the same group that attacked the United States in 2001, have greatly oversimplified the nature of the insurgency in Iraq and its relationship with the Qaeda leadership. There is no question that the group is [...]

One of the bloggers over at Daily Kos has some thoughts on this matter, too:

It's al-Qaeda, All the Way Down

I went to the dry cleaners this week, and some al-Qaeda laundry worker lost a button off my shirt.  Then the al-Qaeda gas station had the prices back up to $3, and my al-Qaeda molar started to hurt, and I had to visit the al-Qaeda dentist.  So I really just had an al-Qaeda of a day. You think I'm overusing that term?  Obviously, Bush [...]

UPDATE:  It's not just Bush. McCain's spewing al Qaeda references, too.

McCain's Iraq Speech Today Mentions Al Qaeda 15 Times

John McCain is giving a speech on Iraq right now that his campaign is billing as the start of a forceful comeback bid. The McCain camp has just sent out a copy of his prepared remarks, and it's clear [...]

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