Justin Logan makes a good, if provocative, point about the president's overblown rhetoric on Iraq has the effect of amplifying Osama bin Laden's propaganda. We shouldn't be sending people the message that al-Qaeda really is on the verge of seizing control over Iraq's oil resources and building a universal Caliphate. The people who blow themselves up for al-Qaeda's sake are murdering people, but they're not accomplishing anything and they're certainly not right around the corner from world domination and people need to know that.
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