Monday, January 22, 2007

Liberals or Al Qaeda?

It's honestly hard to tell when Zawahiri says, "Why not send 50 or 100 thousand?" if it's not a statement from Biden or another democrat. Or it could be Murtha saying that our troops will be massacred by the blood thirsty shock troops of Islamist terror. Or it could be Kerry who says that our troops are weak and easily defeated.

(CNN) -- In a video released Monday, al Qaeda's second in command ridicules President Bush's plan to send more U.S. troops to Iraq and predicts a fate "worse than anything you have yet seen."

"Security is a shared destiny," says Ayman al-Zawahiri, the chief aide to Osama bin Laden, on the video, which was tracked by lauramansfield.com, a Web site that analyzes terrorism.

The video, released on the eve of Bush's planned State of the Union address, lasts about 14 minutes.

"If we are secure, you might be secure, and if we are safe, you might be safe. And if we are struck and killed, you will definitely -- with Allah's permission -- be struck and killed." (Watch a soundbite from the video Video)

Al-Zawahiri cites Bush's plan to send more than 20,000 U.S. troops to Iraq, and asks, "Why not send 50,000 or 100,000?

"Aren't you aware that the dogs of Iraq are pining for your troops' dead bodies? Send your entire army to be annihilated at the hands of the mujahedeen to free the world from your evil and theirs because Iraq, the land of the caliphate and jihad, is able to bury 10 armies like yours, with God's help and power."

Bush, in a speech on Iraq policy changes January 11, said he will increase American forces by more than 20,000, the vast majority of them coming from "five brigades [that] will be deployed to Baghdad." ~cnn

Honestly, it's hard to tell.

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