Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Al Qaeda, Al Qaeda, and Even More Al Qaeda

The other day George II mentioned Al Qaeda 27 times in a speech about Iraq, now Lindsey Graham is calling Democratic calls for troop withdrawal, "calvary for Al Qaida." Last week their own experts called Al Qaeda 10% of the fighters or noted that there were many more important players than Al Qaeda. The Shiites and Kurds both hate Al Qaeda and some Sunnis are getting pretty perturbed with them; but these hambones keep banging away on the Qaeda drum.

Let's just suppose that the US withdraws, rather precipitously, what is it that is going to happen in the ensuing "bloodbath?" Well for sure the Sunnis are not going to fare well, the ones who've not been too active in the sectarian mess may not get hit too hard, but the activel players are going to get whacked hard. The secularists aren't going to have much of a say or hand in what comes after, if they weren't Saddamists they may not get killed but they'll be powerless. The Kurds will probably try some house cleaning in their spheres and Al Qaeda? About the time things heat up real good they're toast if they don't scram. Shiites and Kurds will hunt them without mercy or compunction and they'll be joined by the Sunnis who feel scapegoated for Qaeda's benefit. I'd rather be a chickem surrounded by hungry coyotes than an Al Qaeda in an Iraq freed of American brakes on behavior.

Surely enough Al Qaeda whacked us pretty good on September 11 and became the BushCo bogeyman to be trotted out whenever fear could generate some votes or policy backing and the perfect foil to attack the Left with - friends and allies of Al Qaeda. There were some hitches in the process, Ossama still wandering around dragging his dialysis machine, they're in Afghanistan and Pakistan and not Iraq until we opened the door to them, Bush's we'll get him dead or alive and a couple months later - he doesn't even think about him. But Qaeda, Qaeda, Qaeda, ally ally all in free...

Are we actually as stupid as they think we are?

4 comments:

Coyote said...

The Pubs pretend to care oh so much about al-Qaeda, but when was the last time you heard one of them even mention bin Laden? Why is bin Laden still running around free as a jay bird?

If FDR had followed the Bush plan, he would have invaded French Guiana after Pearl Harbor, and let Hitler die of old age...

Chuck Butcher said...

Politics of fear, it works for awhile. Then...

Steve Culley said...

"If we don't fight them over there we'll have to fight them over here"
I like that spin, it's kind of funny. The United States has a big ocean on both sides. A some what friendly nation to the north and an impoverished incompetent nation to the south. Bin Laden might scare up a leaky row boat for a navy and and hang glider with a 12 guage for an air force. He might get his hands on a nuke but the only way he could deliver it is through a wide open border or port.
So what we got for a cammando in chief is a guy who sends troops out the front door to fight them over there while leaving the back and side doors open.
GWB exists in a twighlight zone.

KISS said...

With our southern border looking like a sieve and money being deleted from the security budget Al Qaeda is in better condition to attack than before. I so happy to know the scrub has our safety in such good hands.