Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Idiocy of the Day

Overheard on one of the local news reports while flipping through the channels on my way to the Simpsons...

"New reports today indicate a possible link between al-Qaida in Iraq and Osama bin Laden."

Oh, you mean BESIDES the name?

Here's a news story on the subject...it included this gem:
Bush cited intelligence that:

_Al-Qaida in Iraq was founded not by an Iraqi but by Jordanian-born Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who had deep relations with al-Qaida leaders. The president said Zarqawi, who was killed by U.S. forces last year, set up operations with terrorist associates in Iraq long before U.S.-led forces arrived, and that in the violence and instability following Saddam Hussein's fall, was able to expand the "size, scope and lethality" of his operation. Zarqawi formally joined al-Qaida in 2004 and pledged allegiance to bin Laden, he said.

_The merger gave al-Qaida senior leadership "a foothold in Iraq to extend its geographic presence and to plot external operations and to tout the centrality of the jihad in Iraq to solicit direct monetary support elsewhere."

This is supposed to be news? That Zarqawi founded al-Qaida in Iraq and that he's been allied with bin Laden? Either the President is rehashing old information or the American people are even more ignorant and stupider than I thought.