Saturday, August 07, 2004

Al Qaeda Endorses BUSH

A lot of famous white-collar criminals have been big supporters of President George W. Bush, (Ken Lay, et al), but the latest criminal to get behind our "Anti-Terror" President is more of a 'white-turban' kinda guy.

Apparently, Bin Laden is pulling for Bush -- and Al Qaeda is one of the President's biggest supporters.

In an article called "The Terrorist Net" (Aug. 2 issue of The New Yorker Magazine), author Lawrence Wright writes:

[four days after the train bombing in Spain] "...the Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigade, a group claiming affiliation with Al Qaeda, sent a bombastic message to the London newspaper Al-Quds al-Arabi, avowing responsibility for the train bombings.

"Who turn will it be next?" the authors taunt. "Is it Japan, America, Italy, Britain, Saudi Arabia, or Australia?"

The message also addressed the speculation that the terrorists would try to replicate their political success in Spain by disrupting the November U.S. elections.

"We are very keen that Bush does not lose the upcoming elections," the authors write. Bush's "idiocy and religious fanaticism" are useful, the authors contend, for they stir the Islamic world."

=== end of NY Mag excerpt ===

Bush still claims that he's the best man to fight terrorism, further polarize the world, and push the planet to the brink of Armageddon, and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak agrees; he said of Bush's ill-advised invasion of Iraq for non-existent weapons of mass destruction:

"Instead of having one (Osama) bin Laden, we will have 100 bin Ladens."

A recent claim by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) estimates the war in Iraq has spurred "...a sharp increase in the membership of al-Qaeda, who now number around 18,000."

Consider other "costs" from the war in Iraq: (from a speech by Katrina vanden Heuvel, July 30, 2004)

"...20,000 US troops have had their tours of duty extended. Redeployment has been met with widespread anger among military families and active-duty personnel.

--A majority of US troops report low morale. The military is stretched thin, seriously thin. There is talk of reviving the draft.

**Consider the mounting costs in blood and money.

* More than 900 US troops have died since Bush declared "the end of major combat" in his infamous "mission accomplished' speech in may 2003. Another ugly landmark was passed early this week--the 10,000 wounded mark. Imagine--over 10,000 wounded Americans in a war our military and political leadership now say may last years. The costs to the Iraqi people have also been tragic. Over 11,000 Iraqi civilians have died in conflict so far--many of them children.

* The United States has already spent some $126 billion on the war, costing every American family about $3400 each. As the camp for am's future has pointed out, this admin has socked it to hardworking families on two fronts--Bush passed his massive tax cuts that gave a huge break to the wealthiest individuals and corporations, and then when he went to war, Bush asked the same working and middle class families who bore the brunt of the tax cuts to pay for the conflict. Meanwhile contract cronies masquerading as companies like halliburton are making a killing in Iraq after receiving no bid contracts from the federal government.

*For the $152 billion Congress has allocated for the war, the United States could have provided healthcare for 27 million Americans --or we could have spent the $151 million on food for half the hungry people in the world for two years; plus a comprehensive global aids program plus clean water for all in the developing world; plus childhood immunizations for every child in the developing world; or we could have committed to helping the middle east create the 100 million jobs it will need over next 15 years just to keep up with the youthful populations--thus addressing the root causes of instability in this turbulent world. America could once again become a source of hope and use its power in constructive, intelligent ways..."

== end of excerpt ==

Apparently, Bush and bin Laden have a lot in common:

Along with the fact that they're both helping to encourage new recruits for Al Qaeda, they're also bankrupting the US Treasury and getting thousands of innocent people killed for no good reason.

In addition, they're both fundamentalist religious fanatics, although the names of their Imaginary Wrathful Head Cats differ: "God" is on Bush's side, while "Allah" has decided to team up with bin Laden's. They both long for a clash of civilizations, a duel to the death, and the victory of the True Believers over the Infidels.

Despite all this, George W. Bush says he's the best man for The Job (whatever that is?!) and that the invasion of Iraq WAS NOT, as an anonymous CIA agent stated, "A Christmas gift to bin Laden".

It now appears that the invasion of Iraq was a wonderful gift to bin Laden. A fruitcake have been better, but that would have meant sending Dick Cheney to some cave in Afghanistan.


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