Asked whether Bush still thinks there was a relationship between Hussein and Al Qaeda honcho Al Zarqawi, White House spokesman Tony Snow nearly admitted the absence of such a relationship, but then said one existed because Zarqawi “operated” in Iraq. But as ThinkProgress points out, that’s like saying America had a “relationship” with the Unabomber because he was ?operating? in the United States.
[A]t today?s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow insisted that Saddam had a ?relationship? because Zarqawi was in the country. Snow refused to ?go into the vagaries of the Senate report.? Watch it:
This is the equivalent of saying that the United States government had a ?relationship? with unibomber Ted Kaczynski because he was ?operating? in the United States.
The White House?s insistence that Zarqawi had a relationship with Saddam ? in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary ? borders on pathological.