BUSH CITES GROWING AL-QAIDA THREAT IN IRAQ, SAYS ANOTHER U.S. INVASION OF IRAQ MAY BE NECESSARY


CHARLESTON, S.C. - President Bush today described al-Qaida's burgeoning operations in Iraq as a direct threat to the United States and said the only solution may be another U.S. invasion of Iraq.

"Al-Qaida had no active cells in Iraq when we first invaded in March 2003," the President explained, "but the war spurred al-Qaida's recruiting efforts in that county. To vanquish al-Qaida, the only solution is another invasion of Iraq," said Bush. "This will probably trigger even greater recruiting efforts by al-Qaida, which will lead to an even greater al-Qaida presence in Iraq, and then we'll have yet another war, then another, and another."

Bush accused Democrats in Congress of "trying to scare the American people with all their talk about peace."