WASHINGTON — "President Bush, trying to defend his war strategy, declassified intelligence Tuesday asserting that Usama bin Laden ordered a top lieutenant in early 2005 to form a terrorist cell that would conduct attacks outside Iraq — and that the United States should be the top target.
Frances Fragos Townsend, the White House homeland security adviser, said the intelligence bolsters the Bush administration's contention that Al Qaeda wants to use Iraq as a staging area to launch terrorist attacks around the world, including the United States.
In January 2005, bin Laden tasked Al Qaeda operative Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was in Iraq, to organize the cell, Townsend said. Al-Zarqawi, the former leader of Al Qaeda's Iraq operations, was killed there in June 2006 by a U.S. airstrike."
Sob, Well what did WE EXPECT? We invaded THEM, we tortured THEM, we killed their President, and we, sob, stole all their oil.Right, Nancy? Expect Rush to speak about this tomorrow, using the above as an example of how the libs think, and that the blame-America-first crowd won't budge an inch in their belief that guys like Osama just need a good old fashioned hug and all would be well.