Wednesday, July 18, 2007

they're back...

A National Intelligence Estimate, just released, says that Al Qaeda "has protected or regenerated key elements of its Homeland attack capability" and has been able "to recruit and indoctrinate operatives, including for Homeland attacks." How? By allowing the Al Qaeda name to be attached to one of the many groups in Iraq that are fighting the American occupation. And again remember, Iraq was NOT connected to 9/11. And Al Qaeda had NO presence in Iraq before the US deposed Saddam.

De facto President Bush Frances Fragos Townsend, who once said that Osama Bin Laden's capture was "a success that hasn't occurred yet", said we were harassing Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Iraq. Too bad we quit the job in Afghanistan before it was finished in order to undertake the absurd and self-defeating invasion of Iraq, simultaneously letting Bin Laden get away AND giving him his greatest recruiting tool to date.

So, nearly six years after 9/11, Bin Laden hasn't been gotten dead or alive and Al Qaeda is regathering strength. And in the process of allegedly making us safer, the Republicans have gotten thousands of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis killed, have shredded our constitutional liberties, besmirched the image of the United States all around the world, approved torture as a formal policy, squandered hundreds of billions of dollars in Iraq so far, and brought the US Army to the breaking point.

Bin Laden couldn't have imagined such success.

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Blogger PrissyPatriot said...

I too wonder if he reasoned it would happen so quickly to America.
OBL said he could easily manipulate America to chase the ghost of terrorism, much like a dog chasing its tail.
He said we would eventually implode ourselves, dying "the death of a thousand cuts." Meaning the 'war on terror' would bankrupt this country. Bush and the neocons played right into his hands.
Not a wise man in that whole bunch...guess we shouldn't hold our breath waiting for his capture, should we?

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