Grasping at Straw Terrorists
President Bush on Friday blamed al Qaeda supporter Abu Musab al-Zarqawi for beheading American Nicholas Berg and cited him as an example of Saddam Hussein's 'terrorist ties' before the U.S.-led war in Iraq.Revival, crusade ... do we see a pattern here? Jeebus, this guy just doesn't give up ... what color is the sky on his planet?
Bush's revival of accusations linking Saddam to terrorism comes as the president faces growing doubts among Americans over his Iraq policy.
At a fund-raising lunch in Bridgeton, Missouri, Bush said Zarqawi was an example of the threat posed by the ousted Iraqi leader. 'We knew he (Saddam) had terrorist ties. The person responsible for the Berg death, Zarqawi, was in and out of Baghdad prior to our arrival, for example,' Bush said.[Nitpicker emphasis]