Tuesday, October 11, 2005

That's a fine mess you've gotten us in Mr. Bush

Has the United States made a greater foreign policy mistake than invading Iraq? We invade a country because we were attacked on September 11, 2001. The only problem was we have a president that has attention deficit disorder, he invaded Afghanistan to remove those responsible and then he decides to invade Iraq before we catch Osama bin Ladin or Ayman al-Zawahiri. So here's the problem, we invade a country that had no connection to 9/11. "We're fighting them there so we don't have to fight them here", I'm sure the Iraqis appreciate us bringing this upon them.
But don't worry, al Qaeda has plans for when we leave Iraq. Ayman al-Zawahiri sent a letter to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi explaining the need to win hearts and minds. Zawahiri admonished Zarqawi to avoid alienating the local Iraqi population and to hold out a peace offering to the Shi'as. Zawahiri told Zarqawi that the locals must be included in decisions about government. You can read the letter here. Yep, we're screwed and so are the Iraqis.

I hope that Ayman al Zawahiri and Osama bin Ladin are buried under a pile of rubble in Pakistan or Afghanistan or wherever the fuck they are. It would be ironic if mother nature finished the job that George W. Bush didn't have the guts or intellectual capacity to do.

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