Thursday, October 05, 2006

U.S. "Stay The Course" Plan Works For Al Qaeda in Iraq

From The Progress Report:

A newly translated letter from al Qaeda’s leadership to its Iraq organization shows the Bush administration’s “stay the course” Iraq strategy is exactly what al Qaeda wants: "The most important thing is that you continue in your jihad in Iraq," the letter's author "Atiyah" writes, "Indeed, prolonging the war is in our interest." The letter was an internal communication, intercepted during the raid which killed Abu Musab Zarqawi. This summer, Bush administration officials repeatedly justified their Iraq policy of "stay the course" by pointing to al Qaeda propaganda. For instance, White House counselor Dan Bartlett said, "It doesn't matter what we say. We should be taking the - the words of the enemy seriously. They think [Iraq is] the fight of the war on terror, so, we might as well." It remains to be seen whether the Bush administration will change its tune now that al Qaeda has endorsed "stay the course."

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So nice to know that Bush and al Qaeda are on the same page (as they plot the destruction of the world)... Why am I not surprised...

-- I heard that Iraq is costing the American taxpayer $2 billion/week.... (obviously the rethuglicans know how to do obscenity exponetially better than Monica + Bill)

Dena

10/05/2006 2:05 PM  
Blogger Effwit said...

Dena:

Yeah, $2 billion a week is pretty obscene. The moral relativism possessed by the Rethugs considers the Iraq war--and all the associated costs in blood and gold--to be the embodiment of beauty and virtue.

Good, wholesome family values is their trademark.

10/05/2006 3:57 PM  
Blogger Meatball One said...

For some immature personalities (and persons who have committed great crimes), a change of course is feared to be perceived as being tantamount to an admission of failure.

Maybe this is why evolution has seen fit to have people die off after a modest stretch of time, despite the investment in amassed experience; people more oft than not amass defective survival strategies and cling to them rather than learn from mistakes. Personal experience is apparently something that falls far short of ensuring long-term survivability for a group. Though experience perhaps provides short-sighted/immediate gains for an individual, nature apparently finds that experience invested in an individual is devastating for a family/relationship/tribe/corporation/nation/planet in the longer run, ergo the multitude of causes of natural death before the ripe ol'age of one hundred.

So when is evolution gonna let natural causes cleanse out the baggage of the warped wisdom bundled in the old and reality-divorced carcasses of Rumsfeld, Cheney, and Kissinger? Their stay the course ways and means are murdering us.

It reminds me of the worst insult one can say to an enemy in the final and cannibalistic days of the dwindling culture of the Easter Islands: 'The flesh of your mother still sticks to my teeth'

The flesh of hundreds of thousands of humans stick to the dentures of Donny, the dentures of Dick, and the teeth of George.

10/06/2006 8:33 AM  
Blogger Effwit said...

M1:

Let me get this straight. You do not believe that the actions of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, et al represent adaptive characteristics evolutionarily-speaking for the human race?

Their unnecessarily belligerence (not to mention just plain orneriness) could have its practical drawbacks, I suppose. And refusal to face objective facts may well have doomed earlier species.

But with something like half of all Americans disputing the "theory" of evolution, your wisdom may be lost on them.

10/06/2006 10:00 AM  
Blogger Meatball One said...

alas

10/06/2006 4:27 PM  

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