Bush on Zarqawi, by the numbers

The president has plenty to say about Zarqawi now, but he wasn't a central part of the justification for war.

Published June 9, 2006 5:03PM (EDT)

Thirteen: The number of times George W. Bush mentioned Abu Musab al-Zarqawi by name today during a 30-minute press conference with Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

One: The number of times Bush mentioned Zarqawi's name in public during the long run-up to the war in Iraq.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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