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Bush's Speech: al-Qaeda, al-Qaeda, al-Qaeda

Reported by Melanie - September 13, 2007 -

George W. Bush, March 13, 2002: "I truly am not that concerned about him [Osama bin Laden]."

June 17, 2004: The Iraq Connection: Al Qaeda-Hussein Link Is Dismissed.

September 7, 2007. Fred Thompson: "Bin Laden is more symbolism than anything else."

September 9, 2007 (four days ago): Fran Townsend, White House Homeland Security Adviser:

We know that Al Qaeda is still determined to attack, and we take it seriously. But this tape appears to be nothing more than threats. It's propaganda on their part." [...] "This is about the best he can do. This is a man on a run, from a cave, who's virtually impotent other than these tapes.

September 11, 2007: GOP chum Bernie Kerik: Osama bin Laden is "basically null and void."

September 13, 2007: Bush makes a "major policy speech" on Iraq and refers to al-Qaeda 12 times in 17.20 minutes.

He referred to "terrorists" seven times.

I lost track of the number of times he referred to "insurgents," "extremists," "terror," "terrorism," and "death squads."

And here we are, per Fox "News:" "Bush to Order 5,700 Troops Home from Iraq by End of Year."

I've got whi-whi-whi-whiplash.