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For George Bush, some memes never get old. Here we are on the cusp of the sixth anniversary of 9/11, and the president is still shamelessly straining to make the connection between the war in Iraq and 9/11. Responding to Osama bin Laden's latest taped diatribe, Bush seized on the terrorist's mention of Iraq, saying: "If al-Qaeda bothers to mention Iraq, it's because they want to achieve their objectives in Iraq, which is to drive us out." Talk about chutzpah: Bush falsely used bin Laden as a pretense for starting the war in Iraq and is now using him again as a false pretense for staying the disastrous course. Who needs the Petraeus report when you have the bin Laden retort? Play it again, George.