By invading Iraq the Bushies carried out Osama bin Laden’s plans so perfectly you’d think al Qaeda had taken over the Department of Defense. Now al Qaeda’s number 2 guy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, is repeating Republican talking points, according to Brian Ross at ABC News.
In a new video posted today on the Internet, al Qaeda’s number two man, Ayman al Zawahiri, mocks the bill passed by Congress setting a timetable for the pullout of U.S. troops in Iraq.
“This bill will deprive us of the opportunity to destroy the American forces which we have caught in a historic trap,” Zawahiri says in answer to a question posed to him an interviewer.
Continuing in the same tone, Zawahiri says, “We ask Allah that they only get out of it after losing 200,000 to 300,000 killed, in order that we give the spillers of blood in Washington and Europe an unforgettable lesson.”
Let’s see how the alliances line up — al Qaeda and the Bush Administration, and their various enablers, want to keep slugging it out in Iraq. Everyone else on the planet wants the U.S. out of Iraq. Tells you something.
Righties are thumping their chests and vowing to keep fighting, proving what a pack of stupid dupes they are. They’re playing the part of one of the oldest stock characters in fiction — the fool whose pride, vanity, or greed makes him easy prey for a trickster. Al Qaeda cannot defeat America, but it can trick America into defeating itself. The “historic trap” is not military; it’s psychological. All al Qaeda has to do is issue another video, mocking the U.S., and the entire American Right jumps up and dances to al Qaeda’s tune.
As Cernig at Newshoggers says, snarkily, “So Bush did exactly what the terrorists wanted him to? Say it ain’t so!”
Boy, al-Zawahiri couldn’t have served up Republican talking points better if he was on Grover Norquist’s fax distribution list, could he? And the timingâ€¦isn’t it amazing how al Qaeda videos seem to come out just when Republican backs are against the wall?
Amazing, yes. But not surprising.