It seems like every day brings a new assertion about Iraq from our Fearless Leader that is even more bizarrely disconnected from reality than the one he gave the day before. Here’s the latest installment:
President Bush said Tuesday that an al-Qaida plot to stoke cycles of sectarian revenge in Iraq is to blame for escalating bloodshed, refusing to debate whether the country has fallen into civil war.
“There’s a lot of sectarian violence taking place — fomented, in my opinion, because of the attacks by al-Qaida causing people to seek reprisal,” Bush said at a news conference with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves during a stop in Estonia.
Yeah, that’s the ticket: The violence in Iraq isn’t being caused primarily by homegrown ethnic divisions that the Bush Administration recklessly failed to anticipate. No, it’s all due to outside terrorists. And screw the mountain of evidence to the contrary.
So, what do you think? Does he actually believe this crap, meaning, of course, he’s hopelessly deluded, or is it just one more lie, meaning, well, we already know what that means?