Every time Kerry talks about Afghanistan he looks like an idiot...
Within days of Sept. 11, the clueless airhead president that inhabits Michael Moore's films and Tina Brown's dinner parties had done this: forced Pakistan into alliance with us, isolated the Taliban, secured military cooperation from Afghanistan's northern neighbors, and authorized a radical war plan involving just a handful of Americans on the ground, using high technology and local militias to utterly rout the Taliban.
President Bush put in place a military campaign that did in two months what everyone had said was impossible: defeat an entrenched, fanatical, ruthless regime in a territory that had forced the great British and Soviet empires into ignominious retreat. Bush followed that by creating in less than three years a fledgling pro-American democracy in a land that had no history of democratic culture and was just emerging from 25 years of civil war.
This is all barely remembered and barely noted. Most amazing of all, John Kerry has managed to transform our Afghan venture into a failure -- a botched operation in which Bush let Osama bin Laden get away because he "outsourced" bin Laden's capture to "warlords" in the battle of Tora Bora.
Outsourced? The entire Afghan war was outsourced. How does Kerry think we won it? How did Mazar-e Sharif, Kabul and Kandahar fall? Stormed by thousands of American GIs? They fell to the "warlords" we had enlisted, supported and directed. It was their militias that overran the Taliban.
Everyone completly forgets that point. We overthrew a regime in a country that ground up British and Russian armies in the past. Then on top of that in less than 3 years we gave them the first opportunity at free elections and it was a spectacular success. Kerry thinks the war against terrorism will be over the day Bin Laden is captured. I am sorry but it wont. Yes it would be nice to capture him or kill him but in the grand picture of securing free elections for millions of people he really is small potatoes. You have to go on, and that is exactly what Bush has done, continue with the plan of spreading freedom and democracy to the middle east regardless of what Bin Laden does.
This Bin Laden tape just recently released you need to ask yourself this question. Why did Al Jeeza only air 6 minutes of the 18 minutes of the tape? Usually they play the whole thing. Makes you wonder, makes you want to find out what they left out. Good thing is that the New York Post had the chance to see the whole tape.
bin Laden bemoans the recent democratic elections in Afghanistan and the lack of violence involved with it.
On the tape, bin Laden also says his terror organization has been hurt by the U.S. military's unrelenting manhunt for him and his cohorts on the Afghan-Pakistani border.
A portion of the left-out footage includes a tirade aimed at President Bush and his father, former President George H.W. Bush, claiming the war in Iraq is purely over oil.
Hmmm doesnt sound like the big bad Bin Laden does it? In fact go read the whole transcript via the Belmont Club. Which notes some key points...
It is important to notice what he has stopped saying in this speech. He has stopped talking about the restoration of the Global Caliphate. There is no more mention of the return of Andalusia. There is no more anticipation that Islam will sweep the world. He is no longer boasting that Americans run at the slightest wounds; that they are more cowardly than the Russians. He is not talking about future operations to swathe the world in fire but dwelling on past glories. He is basically saying if you leave us alone we will leave you alone. Though it is couched in his customary orbicular phraseology he is basically asking for time out.
"If you leave us alone we will leave you alone." Belmont club probably got that in this Bin Laden quote...
Your security is not in the hands of Kerry or Bush or Al Qaeda. Your security is in your hands. Each state that doesn't mess with our security has automatically secured their security.
Sounds like Bin Laden wanting a timeout to me, so he can regroup. I find it amazing that Bin Laden has gone from all his firey rhetoric to, "Please GET OFF MY ASS AMERICA!" Yeah because Bush certainly isnt going to ease up on the pressure. Bin Laden's only chance is from a Kerry quote of "returning to tried and true policies of the 90's." You know treat it as a police action and send the FBI instead of Delta Force. That worked out well in the 90's huh? Nothing bad happened later on did it?