But Bush was quoted at length on NPR just now doing one of his famous "X is X" deals: Trying to dismiss the (true, as far as I can see) claim that "Al-Qaida in Iraq" is distinct from the "Al-Qaida" that was behind 9/11. No sound yet (it's worth hearing), but the story is up here, and the money quote is this, using quotes to mark the phrasing:
"Al Qaida in Iraq" is "Al Qaida" "in Iraq".Same name, same place. Case closed. Gotta run ... life's too short to explain how stupid this one is.
PS: In the ever-changing transliteration of the terrorist group's name, I'm following NPR today. Just because.