Evidenced by his latest attempt, Howard Dean’s spin is becoming more and more inventive. Monday, Dean accused President Bush of linking Saddam and al Qaeda.
“Where was John Kerry when George Bush was handing out all this misinformation about Saddam had something to do with al Qaeda?” Dean, the one-time front-runner who strongly opposed the Iraq war, asked at a town hall meeting in Nashua.
But the link may nevertheless exist. I submit to you the following:
Last week, an al Qaeda operative was captured in Iraq, one with ties to the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks.
Weeks before 9/11, al Qaeda operatives are known to have trained in Iraq.
And last Thursday, American troops in Iraq captured Husam al-Yemeni, a leader of Ansar al-Islam, a terrorist group with close ties to al Qaeda.