Bush's address to the 437th Airlift Wing contained oft-repeated assertions that the president and other officials have made in recent months to rally lagging support for the war. He mentioned Al Qaeda 95 times — and of those, 29 were in references to the group Al Qaeda in
Al Qaeda X 95=Bush's War
The Decider can say Al Qaeda 95 million times, but it doesn't alter the fact that this Long War president’s pre-emptive-shock-and-awe invasive war---and the occupation now---has multiplied the number of jihadists and terrorists.
The ones that should have been pre-emptively shocked and awed were NOT in Iraq.
The civil war in Iraq, according to CNN reporter Michael Ware, is made up of about 1% Al Qaeda.
Mr. Ware said that 1/2 % of that 1% are foreign fighters.
He pointed out that Al Qaeda is the most ruthless.
But they will get more and more ruthless as long as a foreign power occupies a Muslim country.
Saddam is dead.
His sons are dead.
The WMD were never found.
Santa Claus is coming to town.
He isn’t packing anything for George W. Bush.
But other experts and former
They noted that the
"I think what the president is saying is in some sense fundamentally misleading," said Robert Grenier, former head of the counter-terrorism center at the CIA as well as the agency's mission manager for the war in Iraq. "If he means to suggest the invasion of Iraq has not created more jihadists bent on killing Americans, and that if Iraq hadn't been there as a magnet they would have been attracted somewhere else, that's completely disingenuous."
The war "has convinced many Muslims that the
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A British panel of private and government experts known as the Iraq Commission released a report this month that concluded there were between 50 and 75 "disparate groups, formed to rid the country of coalition forces."