Tuesday, May 25, 2004

In the speech last night, President Bush said, as he so often does, that "Iraq is now the central front in the war on terror." But did you notice the context in which he said it?

We've also seen images of a young American facing decapitation. This vile display shows a contempt for all the rules of warfare, and all the bounds of civilized behavior. It reveals a fanaticism that was not caused by any action of ours, and would not be appeased by any concession. We suspect that the man with the knife was an al Qaeda associate named Zarqawi. He and other terrorists know that Iraq is now the central front in the war on terror. And we must understand that, as well.

Curiously, the president made no mention of the fact that the four people arrested in the beheading apparently aren't affiliated with Zarqawi or al-Qaeda -- Iraqi police say they're former members of Saddam's Fedayeen.

Saddam = al-Qaeda. Mustn't let ourselves get confused with the facts.

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