http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/21/international/middleeast/21INTE.html?th The group called "Ansar-al-Islam" that before the war Bush claimed was closely allied with Al Qaida and Bin Laden and was inside Iraq appears to have "significant" differences with Al Qaida and is NOT cooperating with them inside Iraq. In other words the two groups are not close allies and are not working together. Considering that also Bush has repeatedly blamed terrorist attacks inside Iraq on Al Qaida, even though the US military in Iraq says there is little evidence to supports that (it appears most terrorism and partisan attacks in Iraq come from Iraqis themselves), and with this newest revelation, is there any reason to believe anything Bush says about Iraq? Answer: NO. Every statement from here on from Bush on Iraq you can assume is self-serving and aimed at winning in November.