Thursday, January 19, 2006

bin Laden parrots DNC talking points

Hey, lookie! Osama sounds like the left in this country! From the AP:
Al-Jazeera on Thursday aired an audiotape purportedly from Osama bin Laden, who says al-Qaida is making preparations for attacks in the United States but offering a truce "with fair conditions." (Mighty big of you there, Osama! - Ed.)

He (Osama) also refers indirectly to the July 7 bombings in London that killed 56 people and to poll numbers that showed a fall in Bush's popularity, as occurred in late 2005.

The voice on the tape said he was directing his message to the American people after polls showed that "an overwhelming majority of you want the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq but (Bush) opposed that desire."

He said insurgents were winning the conflict in Iraq and warned that security measures in the West and the United States could not prevent attacks there.

"The proof of that is the explosions you have seen in the capitals of European nations," he said "The delay in similar operations happening in America has not been because of failure to break through your security measures. The operations are under preparation and you will see them in your homes the minute they are through (with preparations), with God's permission."
Would Osama admit that delays were the result of security measures, were it true? Of course he wouldn't, just like the left doesn't. Continuing:
"We do not mind offering you a long-term truce with fair conditions that we adhere to," he said. "We are a nation that God has forbidden to lie and cheat. So both sides can enjoy security and stability under this truce so we can build Iraq and Afghanistan, which have been destroyed in this war.
Presumably, God has forbidden lying and cheating but has given the green light on decapitating and other forms of murder. Thanks for clearing that up with us, Osama. Nice to know that Allah has scruples! Continuing:
"There is no shame in this solution, which prevents the wasting of billions of dollars that have gone to those with influence and merchants of war in America," he said.
Didn't Dean, the Sheehanistas, Murtha, et al share similar sentiments? You people keep great company! Finally:
Al-Jazeera's editor-in-chief Ahmed al-Sheik would not comment on when or where the tape was received. He said the full tape was 10 minutes long. The station aired four excerpts with what it "considered newsworthy," he said, but would not say what was on the remainder.
For those of you leftists who insist that Al Jazeera is balanced and isn't a mouthpiece for terrorism, ask yourself this: Why does al Qaeda feel so damned comfy in giving these tapes to AJ if they just wanted a "fair" and "objective" showing? Why doesn't AJ help track down the source of these tapes by telling us how they get them?