Listen to the enemy
Iraq is a part of the war on terror. Now, I recognize Democrats say that's not the case, and what I say to the American people when I am out there is, all you got to do is listen to what Osama bin Laden says. Don't believe me that it's a part of the war on terror; listen to the enemy, or listen to Mr. Zawahiri, the number two of al Qaeda, both of whom made it clear that Iraq is central in their plans.-- George W. Bush, Wednesday (emphasis added)
In other words, don't believe anything any American says--al Qaeda's the only one telling the truth here.