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Thursday, October 13, 2005

Cut and Run?

This is a commentary that Neil Cavuto gave yesterday on his show (on FNC). It is not long, and worth the read. I find it unnerving and right on target:

At a book signing in Detroit this morning, I ran into a wonderful family whose son is serving right now in Afghanistan.

I asked them how he was doing.

"Very well," they said. "He's always upbeat."

When I inquired about the media coverage of the war there and in Iraq, — and whether he was catching any of it, — they offered this revealing comment:

"He just can't believe it," his dad said. "There's a lot of good they're just not reporting," his dad quoted his son as saying.

I thought of that conversation after reading this Al Qaeda (search) bigwig letter to a top deputy.

"Things may develop faster than we imagine," Aymen al-Zawahiri (search) writes.

He explains that Americans are getting fed up with the negative news out of Iraq and goes onto note that, "the aftermath of the collapse of American power in Vietnam, and how they ran and left their agents, is noteworthy."

He talks of how the U.S. has a habit of cutting and running and implies we'll likely be cutting and running soon again.

The letter clearly lays out al-Zawahiri's long-term goal: Get the Americans out, bring an Islamic authority in and then take the war to Iraq's secular neighbors, before the ultimate clash with Israel.

He seems eerily patient,— perhaps because he senses we are not.

He seems resolute. We seem divided.

It's not our troops he seems to doubt. It's the American people.

They are divided. They are angry. And al-Zawahiri is hopeful.

The negativism is feeding on itself and us. And al-Zawahiri is loving it.

No wonder that mom and dad reminded me that the biggest threat to their son isn't some other country on many days, the threat is this country.

Unfortunately, the last line of Cavuto's commentary can be attributed, not to just the United States, but others as well. I don't understand why people don't see this man, al-Zawahiri a threat. Is it arrogance on their part? Or is it naivety , believing that if we all just sit around a huge campfire and sing koom-by-yah in various harmonies that peace and love shall rain throughout the land.


At 2:54 PM , Blogger Evilicious Blonde said...

It scared the crap out of me how al-Zawahiri and the lefty MSM basically had the same talking points.

At 6:13 PM , Blogger "Alice" said...

It scares the crap out of me over the fact that for some odd reason, this hasn't even been mentioned in the MSM here in the UK. I wonder why? Surely they are aware of this, wouldn't you think? I mean the UK's MSM is so far up the USA's ass(arse) it knows every fart that is produced by every American soul.

At 5:04 AM , Blogger MonicaR said...

I don't know what the hell is wrong with the lefties.

At 5:24 AM , Blogger Mike's America said...

That nexus between the rhetoric of Al Queda and the Muther Sheehan crowd is no accident... it's been a constant effort.

David Horowitz has the insight into the "Unholy Alliance:"

At 8:52 AM , Blogger "Alice" said...

Monicar, that's something that will stay a mystery forever.

Mike, thanks for that address, have to check it out.


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