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Hilarious story on CNN today, Bush slammed for Iraq link to 9/11. Some statements from Bush are quoted, followed by "Democrats accused the president of reviving a questionable link between Iraq and 9/11," and then showing some people slamming Bush.

But what, precisely, was wrong with what Bush said? They don't actually say. Biden says Americans are "smarter than that." Smarter than what? British Labour MP says, "There is absolutely no connection between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda." OK, but Bush didn't say there was. Nice straw man, though.

So what did Bush say that was wrong? Nothing I can see, and nothing that the CNN reporters deemed worthy of note. They just felt it sufficient to imply Bush said something wrong, without actually saying what he said that was wrong.

Also, the story noted, "Monday's poll found that half of Americans do not see the war in Iraq as part of the war on terror that began after September 11, 2001." But the link to the poll doesn't explain that, and I can find no record of the actual question asked, so I can't consider that information interesting or useful. slashdot.org

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