Tuesday, June 15, 2004

What the fuck: from today's Times,

Nor did Mr. Bush shy away from a statement on Monday night by Vice President Dick Cheney that there were "long-established ties" between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda terrorists. To the contrary, Mr. Bush embraced the vice president's remarks.

Asked what he considered the "best evidence" of such a link, Mr. Bush shot back, "Zarqawi."

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian militant believed by the Central Intelligence Agency to have ties to Al Qaeda, has been named by the C.I.A. as the suspect in the recent videotaped beheading of a kidnapped American contractor.

"Zarqawi's the best evidence of a connection to Al Qaeda affiliates and Al Qaeda," Mr. Bush went on. "He's the person who's still killing."

No, Zarqawi's presence in Iraq is not evidence of a link between Saddam and Al Qaeda. Yes, terrorists have streamed into Iraq to fight after the American invasion -- including Al Qaeda terrorists. But it does not mean they were there before that.

How can any person with a shred of conscience vote for a president who keeps on misleading the public for his own political gain?


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