July 23rd, 2007
09:27 PM ET
7 years ago

A different take in Charleston Tuesday

(CNN) - A very different take on Iraq and the war on terrorism will be center stage Tuesday in Charleston, South Carolina.

President Bush arrives at Charleston Air Force Base about 14 hours after Democratic candidates wrapped up the CNN/YouTube debate.

White House correspondent Suzanne Malveaux reports President Bush will discuss newly declassifed information a White House official says will show connections between al Qaeda in Iraq and al Qaeda. The official said, "He'll talk about that even though al Qaeda in Iraq is majority Iraqi, its leadership, operational control and majority of suicide bombers are foreign. He'll also talk about why al Qaeda in Iraq is such a serious threat."

The official said the President will "then talk about the differing levels of collaboration al Qaeda groups or affiliates have with al Qaeda, around the world, and why we must fight them all over the world, so that we do not have to fight them here at home."

- CNN's Suzanne Malveaux and Steve Brusk

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  1. Eugene Elliott

    I wonder how much it costs the American people to have him fly there and the fees for the spin artists that wrote his speach. True he does not step on his tongue as badly as the first few years of Chaney's Presidency, but it remains bad enough. And why after 6 years of lies would any responsible media cover it?

    July 23, 2007 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  2. Jane, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Bush was warned by the intelligence agencies that invading Iraq would allow Al Aqaeda to recruit there. It has now done so and Bush is attempting to use this as evidence about how wise he was to invade in the first place.

    The more countries have civilians slaughtered as collateral damage the more their relatives living here will be tempted by Jihadist recruitment. Fighting them over there may lead directly to fighting them over here.

    The use of torture is also a recruitment poster for the terrorists.

    July 23, 2007 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  3. NCN, Ithaca, NY

    There's just this one problem.

    Bush has proven that you can't believe a word he says, ever. (There are at least two books cataloging and documenting his lies, with footnotes).

    So "talks" by Bush are not really very interesting, since you can't trust a word of it.

    July 24, 2007 12:01 am at 12:01 am |