Tuesday, November 28, 2006

"Bush blames al Qaeda for the violence in Iraq"

That's the lead story / headline in NBC's Nightly News. And much the same can be found in a New York Times story.

This is Bush internalizing the "we're fighting terrorists in Iraq" message that was part of the public campaign over the last three years. But it's not correct. Al Qaeda is a minor part of the troubles in Iraq, but as long as Bush is proclaiming that al Qaeda is the enemy, you can be damn sure that he won't tackle the Iraq problem in any competent way.


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