President Bush mentioned al-Qaida 27 times in a Wednesday speech about Iraq, in contexts such as: "The same bunch that is causing havoc in Iraq were the ones who came and murdered our citizens." He isn’t wrong, but just last month, notes the Washington Post, the Pentagon’s inspector general reported, as so many others have, that al-Qaida had no ties to Iraq before the war began in March 2003.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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