ODONNELL: And, finally, the president has made the case that winning the war in Iraq is central to winning the war on terror and making sure that Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda cannot takeharm the United States. Is that true, if we win there, will that help?
SCHEUER: No, maam. The war in Iraq has broken the back of our counterterrorism effort. Im not an expert on the threat posed by Saddam Hussein, but the invasion of Iraq has made sure this war will last decades ahead and it has transferred bin Laden and al Qaeda from being man and an organization into being a philosophy and a movement. Weve really made sure that the war against us is going to be a long and very bloody one. Iraq was an absolutely disastrous decision.
Let's get Ken "Talking Points Action Figure" Mehlman to respond to that.