i can't link this yet, as it's only on the wire that i know of until tomorrow's papers... but, here we are... that "GD piece of paper"... //Once Again, Bush Plays the Al-Qaida Card // (Washn) By Dana Milbank WASHINGTON _ President Bush is at odds with the American public and a restive congressional majority over the Iraq war, and even some Republicans talk about imposing new requirements that could trigger a troop withdrawal. It's time to play the Qaida card. In a speech about Iraq Wednesday morning at the Willard Hotel, the president mentioned Osama bin Laden's group -- 27 times. "For America, the decision we face in Iraq is not whether we ought to take sides in a civil war, it's whether we stay in the fight against the same international terrorist network that attacked us on 9/11," Bush told a group of construction contractors. The White House is well aware that it has had some trouble getting out a coherent message on Iraq. In his speech to the contractors, Bush delivered a less than ringing endorsement of the First Amendment, calling freedom of the press "just something that we've all got to live with."