Gawd, he’s back and making threats while extending an olive branch. Osama bin Laden, murderer, wants peace with the American people.
This is a demonstration of how very bad bin Laden is at reading his enemy. If there was anything he could have said to galvanize public opinion in favor of supporting the president regardless of whether one agrees with him about Iraq or not, it was to take the side of the president’s critics.
There’s one thing we Americans don’t stand for: Overt attempts to divide us.
Fuck you, Osama.
He doesn’t get peace after launching the 9/11 attacks. He gets killed or captured and sent to prison. Killing him only makes a martyr, so I’m for eternal imprisonment, even for his rotting bones. Then, his little band of fanatics will forget him and we’ll all—Muslims and the rest of the world—remember him for what he was, another minor monster.
Compounding the offense, he’s showing how very weak al Qaeda has become, which appears to validate the horrific abuses of civil rights and the public trust by the Bush Administration. After 9/11, bin Laden said that he wanted to destroy the liberties of the American people. He’s succeeded.
It’s hard to tell in the surreal and mean-spirited times we live in whether it is bin Laden or Bush who is acting, accidentally, as the crony to the other’s plans.
The problem with war is what it does to the country. bin Laden talks like a country that is suing for peace and the United States is poised to believe it actually is an imperial power, which is much, much worse than anything al Qaeda could conjure up.
Any way you slice it, though, the only answer to Osama is “shove your truce where the sun don’t shine.” But, oh, I forget, you’re already hiding where the sun don’t shine, so just shove it.