According to this report, the White House last week announced that...
"al-Qaeda was on the ropes in Iraq. It made up no more than 2 percent or 3 percent of the folks killing Americans and Iraqis. Military spokesmen in Baghdad and the U.S. Central Command's Gen. John Abizaid said we'd decimated the al-Qaeda leadership in Iraq and the group wasn't likely to be much of a player in Iraq's future.
This week, President Bush declared that al-Qaeda is the primary enemy in Iraq, fomenting the sectarian slaughter, which he said is definitely NOT a civil war."
These two opposing views cannot both be true. Assuming the article is accurate, this means that either Gen. Abizaid or President Bush is desperately confused.
One of them is a constructive public servant, and the other is a complete waste of space - about as much use as Anne Frank's drumkit, to put it bluntly.
But which is which?
I suppose history will be the judge.