Bush said:

” One of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror”

in an interview with Katie Couric Sept. 6. He has generally succeeded in making this linkage, at least with the American people, at least until recently.

For the first time since it began, a majority of Americans believe the Iraq war is not part of the war on terrorism, as US President George W. Bush keeps insisting it is, according to a poll just published. (August 23, 2006)

I guess this goes well with the best moment from his presidency as another example of seriously missing the point:

“I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5-pound perch in my lake,”

which he told a German newspaper.