The character was "BD", and he was on his way to fight in Vietnam. He was prickled by one of his friends about the validity of the war and finally blurted out the above.
The premise survives. Whether or not you think George Bush is the brightest guy in the world (as though Gore, Kerry, Harry or Teddy are), as the president he's constantly briefed with the latest findings of the most effective intelligence network in the world. He gets a prepared brief every single morning--seven days a week. And you can bet that when things change, he gets yet another briefing regardless of the time of day. Some things can wait, but unlike a certain dictator when Allied forces landed in France, you can bet that he wants to be aroused when serious events occur.
So, as it turns out, just maybe there is a connection between Iraq and Al Qaeda. For me, the radical Islamist connection is enough--They hate us, they want to kill us--'nough said. But the Cindy Sheehans, etc. would rather suck Islamist d*ck than tolerate a Bush presidency.
Well, just maybe the president is a lot smarter than Teddy thinks. Seems drips and drabs of information are making their way into the press to indicate that there are, indeed, links between Al Qaeda and Saddam's Iraq.
From Deroy Murdoch and the National Review:
Drop by drop, isolated news stories and emerging documents are eroding the popular myth that Saddam Hussein had no connections to Islamofascist terrorists. These revelations undermine war critics’ efforts to whitewash Baghdad’s ancien regime — such as when Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid declared: “There was [sic] no terrorists in Iraq.” Likewise, Sen. Carl Levin (D., Mich.) describes a “nonexistent relationship between al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein.”
There's much more there to read. Just bear in mind that the president is more informed than any of us.