Why Bush Is Talking About Bin Laden Again

With the insurgency in Iraq growing and the death toll for the U.S. military nearing 2,000, the White House has been struggling to frame the war in a way that will evince patience. At summer's end, President Bush gave a trio of speeches equating the war on terrorism to World War II--given that both pitted freedom against "a murderous ideology." He compared Iraq last week to yet another conflict that enjoyed bipartisan support. "Islamic radicalism, like the ideology of communism, contains inherent contradictions that doom it to failure," he declared. A White House official involved in preparing the 40-min. speech said...

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