CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- President Bush says those in Congress who say that al-Qaeda’s operation in Iraq is different from those who attacked the US in 2001 are misleading the public.
Speaking today in South Carolina, the president insisted that al-Qaeda in Iraq is run by foreign leaders "loyal to Osama bin Laden." In the speech, the president described al-Qaeda’s burgeoning operation in Iraq as a direct threat to the United States.
The president also released security details, saying that al-Qaeda in Iraq was founded not by an Iraqi, but by Jordanian-born Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed by US forces last year.
The president also noted that many of al-Qaeda in Iraq's senior leaders are foreign terrorists.
(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.