From a transcript of remarks made by George W. Bush this afternoon:
QUESTION: Mr. President, why does the administration continue to insist that Saddam had a relationship with al Qaeda, when even you have denied any connection between Saddam and September 11th, and now the September 11th commission says that there was no collaborative relationship at all?
BUSH: The reason I keep insisting that there was a relationship between Iraq and Saddam and al Qaeda, because there was a relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda.
How can anybody even consider this man capable, let alone worthy, to hold the office of President? Since I know you are a regular reader of my blog, George, let me make myself perfectly clear: There was never a credible link between Iraq and al Qaeda. Everybody knows it. The independent, bipartisan commission has found no evidence of it. Nobody has found any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, either. Perhaps you once believed it to be true. You might have been given fautly intelligence or something. But it’s not true. It’s been proven. Come on, Ptolemy, give it up already!