Reporting on the New Tape from Ayman al-Zawahiri
Chris Wallace of Faux News wants you to believe that Zawahiri’s message was simply that this is evidence of American “failure and frustration”. Chris Wallace is not a journalist but rather a liar. Even the folks over at The Corner has being more honest about this latest Al Qaeda rant. ABC provides a more complete discussion of what Zawahiri really said:
In a new video posted today on the Internet, al Qaeda’s number two man, Ayman al Zawahiri, mocks the bill passed by Congress setting a timetable for the pullout of U.S. troops in Iraq. “This bill will deprive us of the opportunity to destroy the American forces which we have caught in a historic trap,” Zawahiri says in answer to a question posed to him an interviewer. Continuing in the same tone, Zawahiri says, “We ask Allah that they only get out of it after losing 200,000 to 300,000 killed, in order that we give the spillers of blood in Washington and Europe an unforgettable lesson.”
The 3/19/2003 decision by George W. Bush to invade Iraq did put us in an “historic trap”. Zawahiri wants us to stay in the trap – and apparently Chris Wallace wants the same thing. So why is President Bush so incredibly stupid that he continues to play into Al Qaeda’s hands?