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Distracted by Iraq?

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Some would say that George Bush has distracted us from the War on Terror by invading Iraq and not ferreting out Osama. They say that Bush is animated by the spirit of revenge over his father’s perceived failure to oust Saddam and over Saddam’s attempted assassination of Bush the Elder.

To which I say: poppycock.

If we’re distracted how do these things happen:

Top Bin Laden deputy Ayman al-Zawahri has been caught in Pakistan, according to a report from the region quoted on Israel Radio Monday.

Pakistani forces operating against al Qaida strongholds in the country report capturing the Egyptian national, who was formerly the head of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, which operated in the past against the Egyptian regime.

Earlier Monday, the US commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan Lieutenant-General David Barno told Reuters that there is little evidence of al Qaida fighters still in Afghanistan, and that Pakistan’s crackdown on al Qaida-linked operatives has made life harder for fugitives hiding in tribal areas near the Afghan – Pakistani border.

Mind you these are the same people who opposed US military action against Afghanistan. I look forward to them opposing our actions against Syria and Iran.


Written by martinipundit

September 27, 2004 at 1:51 pm

Posted in GWOT

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