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 todays 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 Houses insistence that Zarqawi had a relationship with Saddam in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary borders on pathological.