Bush Takes On Bin Laden (Again)


Ahead of his commencement address yesterday at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, President Bush declassified pieces of intelligence relating to what he framed as a renewed attempt by Osama bin Laden to build a terrorist network in Iraq.

(You can see video of the address here on USNews.com.)

As U.S. News Senior Editor Kevin Whitelaw wrote several weeks ago, Bush invokes the name of the archterrorist--which earlier he had generally banished from his vocabulary--to bolster support for the U.S. effort in Iraq, while intelligence reports suggest that bin Laden has a safe haven in Pakistan.