Monday, June 21, 2004

5

The number of angels that fit on the head of a pin.

Here's Safire highlighting the nuanced difference between headlines and stories. He's kinda right - the paper's last week said no Iraq-Al Q connection, but what they meant was that there was no 9/11 connection - that Iraq didn't help with that part. Okay, true.

But, while perhaps I couldn't find a line on the record in which Bush says "Saddam helped," I think it's more than fair to say he repeatedly allowed the sitauations to converge, overlap, and seem more entwined than they ever were. If anything - shouldn't Iraq seem more sympathetic since they gave OBL the brush off?

At any rate - his anger here doesn't really help solve anything . . .

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