CNN reports today:
Pelosi 'sad' over Bush's Iraq representation
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi, D-California, said Tuesday she feels "sad" President Bush blamed insurgent violence on al Qaeda while he dismissed notions Iraq is in a civil war.
"My thoughts on the president's representations are well-known," Pelosi told reporters while meeting with Deputy Italian Minister Francesco Rutelli. "The 9/11 Commission dismissed that notion a long time ago and I feel sad that the president is resorting to it again."
But in her recent 60 Minutes profile the incoming speaker conceded that non-Iraqi terrorists are NOW in Iraq.
STAHL: Do you not think that the war in Iraq now, today, is the war on terror?
Rep. PELOSI: No. The war on terror is the war in Afghanistan. That is what...
STAHL: But you don't think that the terrorists have moved into Iraq now?
Rep. PELOSI: (Unintelligible). They have.
Rep. PELOSI: The jihadists in Iraq. But that doesn't mean we stay there. That means--they'll stay there as long as we're there. They're there because we're there.
Guess Pelosi was referring to the non-al Qaeda foreign terrorists operating in Iraq.