What’s wrong with this picture:

WHITE HOUSE (AP) – Trying to defend his war strategy, President Bush has declassified intelligence asserting that Osama bin Laden ordered a top lieutenant in early 2005 to form a terrorist cell that would conduct attacks outside Iraq, and that the U.S. should be the top target.

Renew the “why haven’t we caught or killed Osama?” question in the news cycle? Fine by me! Who is giving advice these days? The thinking is that this will prove the case for staying in Iraq because if we leave it will be a haven for terrorist activity.

EARTH TO ADMINISTRATION: It already IS a haven for terrorist activity and you made it that way! You also haven’t been able to do anything about those who perpetrated 9/11. Boogie man Osama being used again to scare us into thinking everything is fine and we should just carry on buying $3.50 gas and “participating in the economy” as a show of patriotism – sound familiar? It’s an old line.

It’s a nice Catch-22 situation this failed administration has us in. Let’s not forget who got us there. You don’t untie a knot by pulling harder…

Update: Looks like ohdave agrees.