First off, let me just go on the record that I consider myself a patriot and Bin Laden is a thug that needs to be captured or killed. That said, Bin Laden is making a whole lot more sense to me these days than Bush. Let's put it this way, if something happened and it was one person's word against the other, I'd probably have to go with Bin Laden. OK, let me clarify why I bring this up. I just finished reading about today's Bin Laden tape in which he offers a truce with the US. Of course we can't broker deals with terrorists, but what Bin Laden says made sense. He spoke of the american public in a positive light, instead directing his ire at the Bush administration (welcome to the club Osama).
"Based on the substance of the polls, which indicate Americans do not want to fight Muslims on Muslim land, nor do they want Muslims to fight them on their land, we do not mind offering a long-term truce based on just conditions that we will stand by,"
This is not an irrational statement......actually, it's pretty resonable. The problem is that we've committed to this war. Bush's only option is to keep on keepin' on.
"Your President is misinterpreting public opinion polls which show that the vast majority of you support the withdrawal of your forces from Iraq," bin Laden said.
"He (Bush) disagreed with this desire and said the withdrawal of troops will give the wrong message to the enemy and that it is better to fight them on their ground than on our ground."
"Reality shows that the war against the U.S. and its allies is not just restricted to Iraq as he claims, but Iraq has become a gravitational point and a recruiting ground for qualified (mujahideen)," he added.
Now the timing is REALLY interesting. This "truce" came about a week after the US bombed the heck out of a dinner that the Al Queda elite were supposed to attend. Reports indicate that 4 big wigs were killed, but the big fish got away. Sounds like the noose is tightening there and it won't be long before we have BigLaden's head on a platter. At that time, we should make plans to get our troops out of Iraq and put in some UN peacekeepers..... mission accomplished.... oh glorious glorious day.
Now to the next issue.... Spying on Americans. The Bush adminstration this week has taken Google to court, demanding to know what Americans are searching for on the search Engine. This, of course, violates privacy policies.... AND THE LAW!!! This makes me just sick! We've finally reached George Orwell's vision when Big Brother watches your every move.
BTW.... Hi NSA!!! Nothin' going on here but a little free speech (is that still allowed?)