So the surge is not going well, so what does Bush do? Bush attempts to connect the Iraq war to Al Qaeda. He is using the same lie that got the US in this Iraq mess in the first place.
Al Qaeda in Iraq is a group of terrorists who align themselves with the views of Al Qaeda, it has nothing to with the command and control structure of the real Al Qaeda. Tomorrow, a group could form calling themselves “Republicans in Iraq,” because they align themselves with the views of the Republican party. It doesn’t mean that the RNC chairman in the US has any control over “Republicans in Iraq.”
To proclaim the Al Qaeda in Iraq is Al Qaeda, therefore we should continue occupying Iraq, is complete Insanity.