Bush links al Qaeda to Iraq militias

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    Do you think the Defeatocrats will still push for surrender in Iraq with this information

    Sadly, the answer is probably yes



    Bush links al Qaeda to Iraq militias
    By Joseph Curl
    July 25, 2007


    In his most direct effort to date to connect al Qaeda to the Iraq war, President Bush yesterday cited declassified intelligence to tie terrorists operating in Iraq with September 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, saying new evidence "clearly establishes this connection."

    Taking direct aim at Democrats who charge the president has exaggerated the al Qaeda presence in Iraq, Mr. Bush declared that the highest echelon of bin Laden's terrorist organization has masterminded the foreign insurgency in Iraq, dispatching terrorists to the country to fight U.S. forces there.

    "Al Qaeda in Iraq is a group founded by foreign terrorists, led largely by foreign terrorists, and loyal to a foreign terrorist leader — Osama bin Laden," the president said in a speech at an Air Force base in Charleston, S.C.

    "They know they're al Qaeda. The Iraqi people know they are al Qaeda. People across the Muslim world know they are al Qaeda. And there's a good reason they are called al Qaeda in Iraq. They are al Qaeda. In. Iraq," he said, making dramatic pauses for emphasis.

    Just a day after Democrats held a presidential debate in Charleston — and every candidate rejected the Bush administration's justification for remaining in Iraq — Mr. Bush laid out his case that the war is the central front in the global battle against Islamic extremism.

    "There's a debate in Washington about Iraq. ... Some say that Iraq is not part of the broader war on terror. They complain when I say that the al Qaeda terrorists we face in Iraq are part of the same enemy that attacked us on September 11, 2001. They claim that the organization called al Qaeda in Iraq is an Iraqi phenomenon, that it's independent of Osama bin Laden and that it's not interested in attacking America."

    The president said that view would "be news to Osama bin Laden."

    "He's proclaimed that the 'third world war is raging in Iraq.' Osama bin Laden says, 'The war is for you or for us to win. If we win it, it means your defeat and disgrace forever.' I say that there will be a big defeat in Iraq and it will be the defeat of al Qaeda," Mr. Bush said to applause.

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    http://washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070725/NATION/107250073/1001
     
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    Yet they weren't in Iraq until we decided to invade.
     
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    So why run away from?
     
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    Bullshit AQ has had their eyes on Iraq since the 90's
     
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    and terrorists training camps in the North
     
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    And Saddam gave them money and weapons. Even though they are enemies the greater enemy was America and both leaders knew that and worked together to combat us.
     
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    yet libs say he was not a threat

    go figure
     
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    why would Saddam give money and weapons to an organization pledged to end his very regime and the regimes of every other secular nation-state in the middle east?

    Saddam gave money and weapons to arab nationalists.

    If you don't know the difference between an islamic extremist and an arab nationalist, you are probably too fucking dumb to be able to make any sort of meaningful contribution to this - or any - discussion.
     
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    Still making excuses for Saddam?
     
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    not at all. Saddam was an asshole.

    HOWEVER....He did not crucify Christ. He did not burn 6 million jews. He did not cause cancer. he did not bet on NBA games while officiating. He did NOT provide any assistance to AQ. He did not have anything to do with 9/11.

    That is not "making excuses for Saddam" That is telling the truth.
     

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